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How can we deal with crises?

Scepticism makes you stronger.

Data can save lives. Data can give you a compelling case for acting swiftly. In the face of uncertainty, we must once again turn to numbers. But figures also have their limitations, as we may base our decisions on misleading numbers or skewed samples, or we may be mistaking correlation for causation. This pandemic phenomenon has shown us that.

So how can we deal with crises? Obviously, numbers are a great help, but we must add another fundamental ingredient: dealing with uncertainty. Recognising uncertainty is the best way to interpret numbers and information in general. Only by questioning the evidence, do you get closer to the truth. Scepticism makes you stronger.