America’s Baffling COVID-19 Morbidity and Mortality: A Toxic Intersection of Freedom, Disregard of Science and Rigid Political Ideology.

Disinformation In The Age of Information Overload

The explosion of information in our age brings with it an inherent danger that the pace would outrun our capacity and/or willingness to understand and process the information with veracity.

Politics and Science In Tension

The propensity for the minds of leaders to succumb to rigid political ideology during severe crisis affecting the lives of their fellow citizens is captured susccintly by Albert Einstein.

Lessons For The Developing World

The pivotal lessons of the Coronavirus pandemic spread, infection rate and mortality in the USA are clear. The wealth of nations is dependent on the health of nations and the health of nations is dependent, inter-alia, on the leadership’s fidelity to authentic data from science.

  1. Empathetic political leadership matters. That is why the omnipresent corruption of the leaders of most of the nations of Sub-Saharan Africa must abate. The region will remain stuck at the basement of human development as long as the leadership is saturated with self-centered, corrupt, visionless dark souls.
  2. Truth matters. In this instance, it is the truth of science. Even when a developing nation exits the third world pool, availability of the physical features that characterize a developed society does not guarantee the health and well-being of the citizens. Honest leadership, pragmatism and fidelity to truth are paramount.
  3. Information is not Knowledge. The milieu in the USA is full of information. However, when political leaders display lack of discernment, available information looses its value and utility.

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Sylvanus A AYENI, M.D.

Sylvanus A AYENI, M.D.

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Neurosurgeon. Founder, Pan Africa Children Advocacy Watch(PACAW Inc) www.pacaw.org. Author: RESCUE THYSELF: Change In Sub-Saharan Africa Must Come From Within