How will COVID-19 change our society? What can we learn about societal resilience from studying previous pandemics? What are some of the challenges of influencing human behavior, especially in a society that values individual rights over communal responsibilities?

Sinai and Synapses’ new weekly interview series “Sacred Science” (hosted at Jewish Live) talked with Nicholas A. Christakis, MD, PhD, MPH. He is a sociologist and physician who conducts research in the areas of social networks and biosocial science. He directs the Human Nature Lab at Yale University. He’s the author of several books, including Blueprint: The Evolutionary Origins of a Good Society, Connected: The Surprising Power of Our Social Networks and How They Shape Our Lives, and most recently, Apollo’s Arrow: The Profound and Enduring Impact of Coronavirus on the Way We Live.

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Next week, December 15th at 2 pm Eastern, we will speaking with Dr. Jeremy England, author of the new book Every Life Is On Fire: How Thermodynamics Explains the Origins of Living Things.

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