The Jordan Harbinger Show

524: Nicholas Christakis | Pandemic Impacts and Contagious Behavior

Nicholas Christakis (@NAChristakis) is the Sterling Professor of Social and Natural Science at Yale, a physician, and author. His latest book is Apollo's Arrow: The Profound and Enduring Impact of Coronavirus on the Way We Live.

What We Discuss with Nicholas Christakis:

  • What social science tells us about our best shot (pun moderately intended) at achieving herd immunity from COVID-19.
  • How social networks allowed the virus to spread and reinforced mistrust of well-known science among certain politically oriented segments of the populace.
  • What the lessons of past disasters can teach us about the road ahead.
  • Why the bad (and good) habits of our friends' friends can have an impact on our own behavior from across vast social networks.
  • What we can do to best defend ourselves against the unwanted influence of these unseen members of our network.
  • And much more...

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