This Overlooked Variable Is the Key to the Pandemic

This Overlooked Variable Is the Key to the Pandemic

As the world grapples to make sense of this pandemic, sociologist Zeynep Tufekci has consistently been ahead of the curve. So much so that the NYT wrote a profile of her, as the woman who «keeps getting the big things right». In this new piece, she focuses on the fact that a majority of people infected with the coronavirus don’t pass the virus on. Why that makes R a flawed indicator, what needs to be changed about contact tracing, and why Sweden doesn’t deserve its special role in debates about strategies.

From Weekly Filet #319, in October 2020.

💔 Some older links might be broken — that's the state of the web, sadly. If you find one, ping me.

Make sense of what matters, today and for the future.

Every Friday, carefully curated recommendations on what to read, watch and listen to. Trusted by thousands of curious minds, since 2011.

Undecided? Learn more | Peek inside