#126 - The true toll of the antivax movement | Curio

#126 - The true toll of the antivax movement

17 mins | Jan 18, 2022

Today's episode from 18th January 2022. First this morning: As Novak Djokovic is deported from Australia after a lengthy and messy argument with the government about the COVID vaccine, we discuss the often forgotten victims of the antivax movement- the loved ones left behind trying to grieve their deaths. Then later, are there any unique ideas? We look into how when you think you've had a truly innovative idea, it's probably already been conjured up in someone else's imagination too. Don't stress, we'll explain how you can still do something with it. Antivaxxers are not only spreading dangerous beliefs. By rejecting modern medicine and proven science, they are needlessly risking their lives and their loved ones, says Simon Kuper in The Financial Times. If an idea pops into your head, it's probably appeared in someone else's. Since innovation occurs as a result of the environment as well as inspiration, it's very unlikely that any of us have unique ideas. In this instalment of Nir and Far, Nir Eyal discusses the originality of ideas and how different people can take the same concept and still make something new. 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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