Saturday, July 18, 2020

Saturday Stories: Herd Immunity Is Up To Us, #SchoolsBeforeBars, Another Pandemic, And The American Dumpster Fire

James Hamblin, in The Atlantic, with an explainer on how herd immunity might only require 20% of us to be immune (whether by vaccine or infection) if we are diligent with our behaviours.

Paul Krugman, in The New York Times, on how the rush to open bars before schools threatens our kids' education.

Ed Yong, in The Atlantic, considers what might happen were we to be facing another pandemic before we've figured out how to deal with COVID

Helen Branswell, in STAT, on how to fix the American dumpster fire that is their response to COVID to date.

U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Levi Riendeau / Public domain