Every crisis is also an opportunity. In this case, we get to learn how people respond, under pressure, to a situation that ( for most) is very new. Generally quite badly: most people show very bad judgment. But to what degree is this new information? Mostly not: Most of the people responding with nonsense ( of those I’m familiar with) were already obvious loons. But then, I think that of so very many people.
A question: I was thinking of one particular current marker of stupidity, the notion that in a population with an at-birth life expectancy of 80, someone 79 has one year to live. Obviously that is very stupid, in an absolute sense – but what percentile stupid is it? Would the bottom 50% of the population make that mistake? The bottom 90%? The bottom 99%?
The world wonders. At least I do.