Still convinced IQ is ‘just a number?’
Take a look at the case trajectories for the major countries. What does Japan, South Korea, China, and Singapore have in common? They are high IQ and all successfully contained the virus.
Meanwhile, low IQ and or socially liberal, corrupt, low-trust countries are still being ravaged, with no hint of things slowing down. Italy is almost 2 weeks into a lock-down and daily cases are higher than ever. Same for Spain, Austria, France, Germany, Switzerland, Netherlands, and the UK. These countries are all infected with social-justice liberalism. Liberalism kills, literally.
Indeed, political concreteness hurt Italy’s efforts to fight the virus early on. Given the exponential nature of these things and the sensitivity to initial inputs, such early mistakes are having great ramifications now.
The government was “lazy in the beginning… too much politics in Italy,” Palù said. “There was a proposal to isolate people coming from the epicenter, coming from China. Then it became seen as racist, but they were people coming from the outbreak.” This unwillingness to contain people who posed the greatest risk contributed to the devastating situation, he argued.
But low-IQ nationalistic countries are not safe either. IQ is necessary, or otherwise the people are too dumb to take precautionary measures. Even if governments close the borders, that does little if individuals continue to infect each other from within. All the border does is define the size of the petri dish. They stay ignorant, well up until it is too late to slow the spread. This is why Brazil, despite only having 1100 cases now, is probably going to have as many as Italy.
The USA, with its large low IQ populations and political ineptitude, is not fairing well.