covid 19

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Life in the Old Folks Village During a Pandemic

Social Contagion Remember the Toilet Papers Hoarders? Now apparently, people are hoarding food and buying guns like crazy. How does this madness spread? “First, a rumor emerges; second, being uncertain what to do people resort to “conforming behavior”, i.e. taking the same actions of the reference group; third, the rumor snowballs into a real problem, … Continue reading

Covid Panic-Highly Contagious Insanity

As of this writing, the world is in the middle of Covid Panic. Schools closing, major events cancelled, my neighbor’s attic filled with spare toilet paper. I haven’t seen such madness since Y2K, when we all were going to die, I think because computers couldn’t handle the year 2000? Survival supplies were stockpiled, guns were … Continue reading