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In March 2020, This Cognitive Scientist Predicted COVID-19 Hysteria & Social Contagion. How Did Mark Changizi Know? – Ask Dr. Drew

"The moral of coronavirus19 will be that social contagion via social networks is more dangerous than biological contagion," warned Mark Changizi... on MARCH 17, 2020. How did he know what was ahead?
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Mark Changizi tried to warn us.

“The moral of coronavirus19 will be that social contagion via social networks is more dangerous than biological contagion,” the cognitive scientist wrote… on MARCH 17, 2020. Before the world was consumed by COVID-19 fears, lockdowns, mask mandates, or mRNA, how did Changizi know what was ahead – and can we reverse the damage?

“Lockdowns were NOT common sense measures. They were hysterical reactions out of fear,” wrote Changizi on April 27, 2020. In May 2020, he continued to sound the alarm about the increasing panic, writing that “The COVID19 hysteria will not go away easily. A mistaken narrative got created, and will be VERY difficult to correct.”

To this day, he continues to warn against the madness of crowds, especially when driven by fear instead of science.

“Hysteria kills,” says Changizi. “The interventions didn’t slow transmission. And only had harms. Including excess deaths.”

Mark Changizi is a Theoretical Cognitive Scientist & Founder of FreeX. He received degrees in physics and mathematics from the University of Virginia, and his PhD in math from the University of Maryland. In 2002 he won a prestigious Sloan-Swartz Fellowship in Theoretical Neurobiology at Caltech. He is the author of multiple books including Expressly Human: Decoding The Language Of Emotions, and appears regularly on TV shows including Discovery Channel’s Head Games and National Geographic’s Brain Games. He has more than three dozen scientific journal articles, covered in thousands of newspaper and magazine articles.

Find more at https://changizi.com and https://youtube.com/c/markchangizi. Follow Mark Changizi at https://x.com/markchangizi

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