@insight, I wrote about how to interpret information to turn it into useful knowledge, using theories of epistemology & metaepistemology. It sounds jargony but I believe it's among the more useful skills one can have in life—and this pandemic is proof. https://zeynep.substack.com/p/lessons-from-a-pandemic-anniversary …pic.twitter.com/XHjgci02y2
(Also yes I had a typo in the earlier tweet. )
this is really fantastic. the hubris around a/presymptomatic spread was particularly frustrating because while it was less important overall, the evidence that it did not occur with the other pandemic COVs was not particularly strong
Not just a theory of knowledge. A theory of mind. Understanding how other people think. How organisations think. Get it right and you've seen this storm coming. Get it wrong and you drown in imagined conspiracies.
Excellent points. My own (feeble) understanding of this virus and the pandemic have undergone many twists and turns as more information arrives. Context is critical.