Do you have the tendency to only seek out the information that favors your existing beliefs?
If yes, you might be guilty of confirmation bias...which could be very problematic especially in COVID times.
In this latest episode of Complete Human, Evan DeMarco picks apart the infamous Dr. Peter McCullough, an American cardiologist widely discredited by the scientific community for spreading misinformation on COVID-19. Aside from asserting that masks don't work against COVID, Dr. McCullough wrongfully claims that you can't get re-infected by the virus if you already had it once.
As Evan cites multiple studies that debunk these falsehoods, he also implores us to be more critical and intuitive consumers of new media. He shares 2 simple ways to get past confirmation bias and save ourselves from making ignorant, lethal mistakes.
What is discussed:
1:56 – Everything that's wrong about Dr. Peter McCullough's COVID-19 claims
4:05 – Scientific fact #1: You have a 2.34% greater chance of COVID-19 reinfection if you don't have the vaccine
5:35 – Scientific fact#2: People who are overweight are more susceptible to reinfection
6:03 – What is confirmation bias & why is it harmful?
8:00 – Can we trust Dr. McCullough's references?
9:10 – Is the Omicron variant the beginning of an end for COVID?
10:00 – 2 Effective Ways to Get Past Confirmation Bias
10:25 – Does new media enlighten us or mislead us too?