Discussion Post #1 (Week 2)
Please read this article in its entirety New York Time Futurity. (Links to an external site.)
Please think through your answers to these questions then compose your post.
Please remember that you can post a first-person Discussion Post Reaction to the article and the prompts – or — a Discussion Post Response to Others’ Reaction Posts. Please refer to the discussion requirements and rubrics to determine which type of post you want to contribute this week.
Discussion Post Reaction:
When you think about your experiences during the pandemic, would you say that you have over or under-estimated your risks to contracting COVID-19 or Delta?
What decisions did you make and how were they related to your risk assessment?
The researchers say that statistics without context are leading to confusion…how do you interpret this and how do you think scientists and public health professionals can provide better context to help people interpret and act on statistics?
Were there instances when you felt that people around you were not assessing risks appropriately? How did that affect your thinking and behavior?