World-renowned COVID-19 expert Dr. Nicholas Christakis discusses the second wave, the vaccine, and the post-pandemic world
World-renowned COVID-19 expert Dr. Nicholas Christakis returns to the WHOOP Podcast to share everything you need to know about the second wave, vaccines, and how long it will take until things return to normal. Nicholas has dedicated his life’s work to understanding public health, disease, and how pandemics shape our world. He is the author of the new book Apollo's Arrow: The Profound and Enduring Impact of Coronavirus on the Way We Live. Dr. Christakis discusses his sobering fatality forecast for the United States (3:45 ), how COVID-19 compares to other pathogens (6:14 ), the wide range of coronavirus outcomes (12:02 ), how deadly COVID-19 is (15:46 ), the March New York outbreak (23:24 ), testing issues and government missteps (26:44 ), economic impacts (32:16 ), misinformation during times of plague (36:05 ), how death impacts the economy (42:41 ), COVID fatigue (48:43 ), the herd immunity threshold (49:50 ), how close we are to the end (52:00 ), a post-pandemic world and a new Roaring 20’s (52:59 ), and the vaccine (56:48 ).
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