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At one of the press conferences on corona held by the Dutch Prime Minister Rutte, I heard him say we must now “decide for 100 %¬† with only 50 % of the information.” He has repeated that oneliner many times since then. There is indeed still so much unknown about the coronavirus or about which measures are working and which ones aren’t. But this also applies to all manner of other things, doesn’t it? Perhaps we should acknowledge complexity as the new normal? Even within our own lives. That calls for a new virtue for our national character: a degree of humility.

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