Scrap the Myth of Panic

If there is one lesson the world should learn from the great pandemic of 2020, it is this: we must discard the myth of panic.

Or at least this is the case I make in an essay I have just published in Palladium. Fear of mass panic was key to delayed action against the epidemic in the PRC:


This entry originally appeared at scholars-stage.org/scrap-the-myth-of-panic, and may be a summary or abridged version.