Vox said being optimistic puts peoples lives in jeopardy. I cant even believe how each days stupidity is worse than the previous day
When a person turns on the television and sees the president of the United States giving inaccurately optimistic assessments of the progress of testing, vaccine research, and treatment it encourages people to be less careful with their hand-washing and social distancing than they otherwise might be. That costs lives.
I don’t think being optimistic puts lives at risk. Just that it’s politically more advantageous to set expectations lower and then outperform them, than the reverse.