Thursday, March 26, 2020

Communicating Across the Chasm: Should we prioritize flattening the coronavirus's medical or economic curve?

Centers for Disease Control, Public Domain
My Psychology Today article today offers a a dialogue that synthesizes actual exchanges about the coronavirus that I’ve had with some smart people regarding whether, for now, to prioritize flattening the medical curve or the economic curve.
 
It highlights the difficulty of communicating across the ideological chasm. Of course, it has implications for discussing all manner of differences, including those have riven the nation before the COVID-19 pandemic.

At the end, I invite readers to evaluate themselves: Were they able to consider both perspectives fair-mindedly?

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