Stressing the importance of being prepared for any circumstance that may occur, the National Institutes of Health released a report Monday suggesting that stupidness is much worse than the virus.

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“Our experience suggests that being willfully ignorant of the nature of something that is both simple and straightforward is far more harmful than the sum of its parts,” said lead author Jacob Hamlin, adding that, in the majority of cases, the stupidity accumulated during a lifetime of not being fully aware of the nature of something that is both stupid and simple actually ground to become the sickness that needs to be eradicated far faster than the sum of its parts.

“Take, for example, a situation in which you are taking a long, long look at a computer screen and suddenly you are hit with a massive, gaping hole in your eyeball that eventually closes shut forever. That is the difference between being willfully ignorant of the nature of something that is both stupid and simple.” Hamlin went on to say that the only way to prevent being totally useless and dull is to monitor one’s drinking habits.