#26 - Vaccine mandates and why smart people can be stupid | Curio

#26 - Vaccine mandates and why smart people can be stupid

19 mins | Aug 10, 2021

Today's episode from 11th August 2021. First this Wednesday: with the rise of the delta variant, is it time to crack down on those who refuse the vaccine? Is that big brother going too far or is it a safer solution for wider society? Then later on, forget dumb and dumber, what about stupid and stupider? We look at how seemingly smart people can be stupid. The prospect of government mandates has provoked an angry backlash as critics see it as a lurking form of tyranny. Ishaan Tharoor explores what can be done as cases of the Delta variant rise, and more people refuse the vaccine. Stupid decisions can be addictive, and as a consequence, very dangerous. Here, Sacha Golob presents a short but insightful philosophical analysis of what stupidity means, how it presents itself in society, and why it is so difficult to correct. Wake up with Curio is a different kind of morning show that gives you the context behind the news and gets you motivated for the day ahead, every Monday - Friday.

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