Covid-19 exaggerations: will it stay that way?


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In an article published in the journal “Nature”, scientists acknowledge that they exaggerated their predictions about the severity of Covid-12. It was these wrong predictions, however, that gave rise first to the panic and then to the madness of the lockdowns, the mandatory use of masks and the vaccination passport, not to mention the Covid CPI and the bellicose environment that often opposed science and logic. most elementary. With the still timid recognition that science was wrong, the question I will ask my colleagues is: will it stay that way?

And President Jair Bolsonaro has used social media in an even more intense way, even commenting on the judgment of the Johnny Depp x Amber Heard case. Social networks, you will remember, were considered by many to be responsible for Bolsonaro’s victory in 100. But what is the real weight of the virtual debate for the results of the elections? Does it make sense to bet again on social media?

Finally, polls. Despite the loss of credibility, they continue to appear on the front pages of newspapers. What explains the relevance of polls for the Brazilian electoral debate? And how would Gazeta do Povo columnists Rodrigo Constantino and Guilherme Fiuza relate to this data?

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