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The Prospect Interview #127: Behind the science of Covid-19

Reassessing the UK's herd immunity strategy—and when will lockdown end?

By Prospect Team  

Infectious disease expert Adam Kucharski didn’t know the world was going to be overtaken by a virus when he wrote his new book, The Rules of Contagion: Why Things Spread – and Why They Stop. But today, the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine professor has a schedule filled with meetings about the progression of Covid-19—and how best to curb it. Arts and books editor Sameer Rahim talks to Adam about what it’s been like researching the disease, which countries have handled the outbreak best, and what to expect next. 

       

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