Jaharis Podcast on Health & IP
Apollo's Arrow: How will COVID-19 affect our society and lives?
How will COVID-19 affect our lives and our society? When will this pandemic end and what are the scars this pandemic will leave? Why was the USA ill prepared to handle this pandemic? Why do people tend to tell lies or suppress the truth during a public health crisis although revealing trustworthy information could actually save lives? Why did some politicians around the globe fail to adopt measures that were in line with scientists' advice? In this episode we discuss these questions with Professor Nicholas Christakis. Dr Christakis is a social scientist and physician at Yale University who conducts research in the fields of network science and behavior genetics. Dr. Christakis’ work focuses on how human biology and health affect, and are affected by, social interactions and social networks. He directs the Human Nature Lab and is the Co-Director of the Yale Institute for Network Science. He is also the Sterling Professor of Social and Natural Science at Yale University. In 2009 and in 2010, Dr Christakis was listed by Foreign Policy magazine in their annual list of Top 100 Global Thinkers. His influential book, Connected documented how social networks affect our lives and was translated into twenty foreign languages. His most recent fascinating book, Apollo’s arrow discusses the history of pandemics and the profound impact of COVID-19 on our economy, society and our lives.