social distancing

PODCAST 85: Dr Jemma Geoghegan on How Viruses Evolve and the Lessons We Can Learn About Social Distancing From Fish, Dogs and Rabbits

PODCAST 85: Dr Jemma Geoghegan on How Viruses Evolve and the Lessons We Can Learn About Social Distancing From Fish, Dogs and Rabbits

Dr Jemma Geoghegan, a virologist at the University of Otago, talks to Jonathan Kay about how viruses evolve and the lessons we can learn about social distancing from fish, dogs and rabbits. She is the co-author of several papers in evolutionary virology, including ‘Hidden diversity and evolution of viruses

Quillette
Quillette
Evolutionary Virology
Social Distancing During the Black Death

Social Distancing During the Black Death

One of the comforts of studying history is that, no matter how bad things get, you can always find a moment in the past when things were much, much worse. Some commentators on our current crisis have been throwing around comparisons to earlier pandemics, and the Black Death of 1347

James Hankins
James Hankins
Black Death
Social Distancing and Stay-Home Orders Are Likely To Save Millions

Social Distancing and Stay-Home Orders Are Likely To Save Millions

A new study by influential researchers at Imperial College, London finds that COVID-19 is more infectious and deadly than scientists had thought.  The new Imperial study finds that had nations done nothing, COVID-19 would have killed 40 million and infected seven billion.  An earlier, March 16th study by Imperial College,

Michael Shellenberger
Michael Shellenberger
Coronavirus
Winning the War on Coronavirus

Winning the War on Coronavirus

A report released by Imperial College London researchers on Monday shook the world. The report gave a glimpse into the coronavirus’s battle plan. It was to kill over two million Americans and at least a half-million Brits.  Thanks to the wartime mobilization by the people of both nations, we

Michael Shellenberger
Michael Shellenberger
Coronavirus