Coronvirus (COVID-19) Update: What To Expect Into Summer and Fall 2020

Health behaviors are contagious through social networks. Nicholas Christakis, MD, PhD, MPH, director of the Human Nature Lab, Co-director of the Institute of Network Science, and Sterling Professor of Social and Natural Science at Yale University discusses the COVID19 pandemic in the context of historical pandemics and public health preparedness and what we can expect in coming months. Originally livestreamed Tuesday March 31, 15:00 Central US (GMT-5) #Coronavirus #SARSCoV2 #COVID19

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Topics covered in this interview: Nicholas, in your lens, what’s the pandemic been like so far? (01:29)

Has the world been a smaller place really impacted the spread of the disease? (5:35)

What’s surprising you so far about this pandemic? (8:16)

There have been lessons from Singapore, South Korea, and Taiwan. Do you have a sense of what those lessons were? (13:47)

What do you think the next two, three months look like? (19:30)

A vaccine is a year away, at the earliest and even then it may not be that effective. Flu vaccine is not that effective. I don’t want to advocate for the, so-called, varicella parties, the chicken pox parties of the 70s and 80s, but is there a time …

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