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An infectious strain of stupidity

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Coronavirus | BS Opinion | healthcare

Devangshu Datta 



Devangshu Datta

One of the fascinating aspects of the pandemic has been the proliferation and active propagation of stupidity. As individuals, all of us have blind spots and self-destructive impulses. However, as social animals, we supposedly use the wisdom of crowds to temper and control such impulses and compensate for individual areas of weakness. After all, collective wisdom is supposedly how sapiens became a dominant species.

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First Published: Fri, July 30 2021. 23:07 IST

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