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What surprised me though was the passiveness of the observers and their lack of compliance with the present social protocols. To start with, these observers were clearly breaking the law by not practising social distancing or wearing facemasks or shields. Yet, ...

Ignoramus: An Ode to Madam Akua Denteh. Image credit - insight GH

Charles Darwin in “The Descent of Man” argued that “ignorance more frequently begets confidence than does knowledge. It is those who know little, not those who know much, who so positively assert that this or that problem will never be solved by science.”

It is under these clouds that Ghana... will be approaching the general elections in December. We have for a while ...

Health Under the Microscope; The Science of Election 2020

Carl Sagan in his book The Demon argues that “at the heart of science is an essential balance between two seemingly contradictory attitudes, an openness to new ideas, no matter how bizarre or counterintuitive they may be, and the most ruthless sceptical scrutiny of all ideas, old and new. This is how deep truths are winnowed from deep nonsense.”

This for me is where less-resourced countries like Ghana, should be looking for options. We need to believe in ourselves that we have what it takes to slow down this pandemic by limiting community spread. We need to

Were Our SARS-COV-2 Behaviours Predictable?

“If you believe you can accomplish everything by “cramming” at the eleventh hour, by all means, don’t lift a finger now. But you may think twice about beginning to build your ark once it has already started raining”

One of the biggest challenges of humankind is decision making. Often, most of us have opinions but never a firm view of what action to take. Incidentally, it is common for us to want to hoist these opinions on others as though they were grounded in fact, backed by evidence and a conclusion we have come to.

To Shut Down or Stay Open; A Conundrum for the Gods. Image credit - USAID E3

“It felt like waiting for something to happen. Which has to be the worth part of being young. So many of your decisions aren’t yours; they’re made by other people. Sometimes they’re made badly by other people. Sometimes they’re made by other people who have no idea what the consequences of those decisions might be.”

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