As for why blacks were more likely to overvote than whites, I’d say there are a lot of explanations - such as overcaution (as suggested in the quoted interview), educational level (which correlates with practice in filling in forms), white collar vs blue collar work (ditto), mentoring (did you have a parent or other experienced adult available to walk you through the process before the first time you voted?)
So far as we could judge, the attitude of hospital administrators was a self-defeating mixture of overcaution in small matters and lack of vigour in important ones.
Could it be he has learned overcaution or just resentment?
Pietersen, who has fallen three times trying to quicken the rate, each time to the inexperienced leg-break bowler Jeevan Mendis, could easily be depicted as a victim of overcaution elsewhere, but he remains scrupulously loyal as he tries to adjust to England's three-captain system.
"But this kind of condemnation of public health officials who made the most prudent decisions based on available knowledge could well backfire in future emergencies: I fear that public health officials will draw the lesson that they should wait for greater scientific certainty before responding in the future -- and we could pay for that overcaution with many lives lost."