Covid-19 and the faulty generalisation problem.

Newspapers love a click bait headline and Readers are suckers for click bait. This is all pretty self evident. Online news services need clicks – individual journalists need clicks – and the general public loves gossip and things that feed their irrational fears.

In the current Covid-19 led environment the need to keep people in lockdown is feeding this beast. Governments have come to the conclusion that their populations cannot deal with the facts – humans are notoriously bad at assessing risk – so simple messages and fear are seen as the only way…

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Independent ESG Research and data analysis at Inteqres. Over 20 years experience in Research.

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Mark Artherton, CFA

Independent ESG Research and data analysis at Inteqres. Over 20 years experience in Research.