The next influenza virus may manifest into a pandemic or simply yet selectively descend on humanity as a seasonal interruption to our patterned daily deluge. The latter is swiftly remedied with a preemptive arm prick by your friendly neighborhood health professional. The pandemic polemic, on the other hand, reminds us of a future variant to the Spanish Flu of 1918.
Could it be that epistemology and epidemiology are somehow related? Perhaps epidemiology legitimizes and validates epistemology or at least as our knowledge pertains to public health and populations. How do we identify risk and offset this risk for the greater good? Evidence-based study and analysis of patterns, causes, and effects of health conditions within defined populations.
Why struggle with the difference between epistemology and epidemiology when it's easier to say epidemiological epistemology and reflect on the swirling, biological nature of this time spent on life's stage. More on this to come.