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:

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.

Thank you for listening. Tomorrow — a new question.

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