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It sucks when we don't have answers to important questions. We don't know what to do; we hide under the covers; we become vulnerable to disease.
It's a natural reaction. We can go ahead and blame the human psyche. We can even blame those who choose not to participate ("why aren't you worried?").
Whatever the case, not having the answer to a question shouldn't give us a free pass to stop thinking, resort to herd behavior, and stop making meaningful and productive decisions.
Emotions can be irrational sometimes. I think that's perfectly OK. Just make sure to get rid of the keyboards with the red buttons.
We won't be needing those anymore.