From economics to epidemiology to psychology, COVID-19 has profoundly altered our society and will likely continue to do so well into the new year. 2020 has challenged us both as decision-makers and as human beings, forcing a collective reconsideration of what it means to live in a time of plague. But history and science can both be our guides if we allow them to be, argues Nicholas A. Christakis, Sterling Professor of Social and Natural Science at Yale University, who has studied the progression of the novel coronavirus across a range of disciplines.
In our final webinar of the year, we'll reflect on the past, present, and possible futures of COVID-19 with Dr. Christakis as he shares insights from his new book Apollo's Arrow: The Profound and Enduring Impact of Coronavirus on the Way We Live
. Both a physician and a sociologist, he'll discuss the history of pandemics dating back centuries; the tension between civil liberties and public health; the emotional and social toll of the pandemic; and the general question of how plagues eventually come to an end.
The free public webinar is a collaboration of the Colorado School of Public Health, the Denver Museum of Nature & Science, and the Institute for Science & Policy. The session will also be streamed live on Facebook.