Plagues have always been a part of the human experience, but the seriousness of COVID-19 is rare. Jason Hartman talks with author and professor, Dr. Nicholas Christakis. Dr. Christakis shares bits from his book Apollo’s Arrow: The Profound and Enduring Impact of Coronavirus on the Way We Live. As well, Jason probes Dr. Christakis of the blueprint of a good society – from selections of Blueprint: The Evolutionary Origins of a Good Society.
[1:00] Unpacking: Apollo’s Arrow
[2:45] What’s the severity of Coronavirus in comparison to past pandemics?
[5:45] Dr. Christakis debunks some COVID-19 myths.
[9:30] There are two critical epidemiological properties to understand about a virus: the infection fatality rate and the contagiousness (R-Naught).
[14:45] The modern mind thinks science and tech have already solved all significant issues.
[16:15] We are fortunate to be in a period when a vaccine can be made available in real-time.
[17:45] What is “good behavior” for surviving COVID-19?
[21:30] The real estate industry is being reshaped, as it always has in times of pandemics.
[25:00] Talking about Blueprint, The Evolutionary Origins of A Good Society.
[26:50] What’s the forbidden experiment?
[28:45] A perfect natural experiment.
[34:20] That good feeling you get when in the presence of your friends was shaped by natural selection.