The Moving Curve: Episode 2

Today’s episode considers how strict a lockdown needs to be to be effective.

Atul Gawande’s piece is here: https://www.newyorker.com/news/news-desk/keeping-the-coronavirus-from-infecting-health-care-workers

There’s new evidence coming in every day on a number of variables: how long does the virus remain in the air or on surfaces? How much physical distance is safe? Are asymptomatic people doing a lot of the spreading — and are there a lot of asymptomatic people? I’ve linked to some of this research in my Medium piece that accompanies this audio update.

https://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMc2004973?query=featured_home

https://www.scmp.com/news/china/science/article/3074351/coronavirus-can-travel-twice-far-official-safe-distance-and-stay

https://www.newscientist.com/article/2238473-you-could-be-spreading-the-coronavirus-without-realising-youve-got-it/

Thank you for listening. Tomorrow — a new question.

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