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How to stop a pandemic

Amid hot-headed debate about coronavirus, Adam Kucharski's book offers cold, hard facts

By Chris Moss   May 2020
Gloves and wellies at an Ebola treatment centre in Goma, DR Congo Credit: (PA/Sally Hayden via ZUMA Wire)

Gloves and wellies at an Ebola treatment centre in Goma, DR Congo Credit: (PA/Sally Hayden via ZUMA Wire)

Adam Kucharski’s illuminating book was published on 13th February, the day China reported a 10-fold increase in coronavirus cases. That was also the day diagnostic rules were made stricter. The Rules of Contagion is as much about how we establish such rules as it is about infectious diseases. 

Kucharski—a professor at the London School…

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