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Life Arts    H4'ed 8/18/21

Seven Cognitive Distortions Poisoning COVID Debates; by Vinay Prasad, MD, MPH

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A Great Read." Our society is more and more incapable of debating real issues.Here are seven cognitive distortions I routinely see when it comes to talking about SARS-CoV-2. Here is the 1st one which is used all the time in the media: Misusing Both-SidesingBoth-sidesing occurs when the media present two sides as equally valid, when one in fact is wrong. It gives false equivalence to a flawed idea. For instance, a debate on whether the earth is round or flat would be both-sidesing. Read about "The Burdon Of Proof," or "Ideas Are Dangerous."

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