Good Intentions Can’t Redeem Voluntary Ignorance
One of the most terrifying features of the COVID-19 pandemic has been that we cannot see it coming. That’s true of almost all diseases, of course, but it’s been made worse in this case by the warnings that people become highly contagious two days before they show any symptoms, and might be contagious even if they never show symptoms at all. Anyone could be a carrier. Everyone is a potential threat.
This article originally appeared on July 1, 2020, in Sojourners, https://sojo.net/.
Ignorance (Theory of knowledge), Information asymmetry, Reasoning, COVID-19 (Disease)
Hamilton, Brian David. “Good Intentions Can’t Redeem Voluntary Ignorance.” Sojourners, 1 July 2020, https://sojo.net/articles/good-intentions-can-t-redeem-voluntary-ignorance.