Tuesday, November 17, 2020

Excellent Interview with Yale MD Nicholas Christakis

I'm bringing this out of the comments -- thanks Layzej. It's an excellent interview with Yale MD Nicholas Christakis, who also directs their Human Nature Lab. He has a lot of smart and insightful things to say, especially about how what's happening now sociologically and psychologically are no different that what's happened in pandemics throughout history, and how the lies and deceit of Trump and his administration have made the situation much worse. As Layzej highlighted, Christakis says, “I don’t think willful denial will help us. If the plague is one of the four horsemen of the apocalypse, then lies and denial are its squires,” and that, “If people want to be lied to, they will vote for leaders who will lie to them.” He also has ideas about what lies ahead for the next two to three years....

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