Balancing Epistemic Humility and Prior Knowledge - Insight  

written by Zeynep Tufecki. added 10 months ago by @icyflame ARCHIVES

covid19 world seasonality pandemics    

Third, we should have made it a priority to encourage people to recharge, psychologically, as much as possible over the summer. Instead, in a lot of places, we acted like we were still in the worst phase of the epidemic. Around the country, there were places where the virus wasn’t circulating much and the weather was suitable for outdoor activities. But people were not encouraged to let themselves breathe a bit. Even in places where case numbers in the summer were higher, we should have properly targeted the precautions.

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