Daily Archives: January 15, 2021

Nicholas Christakis with Dr. Vivek Murthy: The Enduring Impact Of Coronavirus

Commonwealth Club of California

Streamed live on Oct 28, 2020
Nicholas Christakis is a physician and sociologist at Yale University who explores the ancient origins and modern implications of human nature. Christakis’ research focuses on the social, mathematical and biological rules that form social networks as well as the implications of human connection that influences thoughts, feelings and behaviors.

In his new book Apollo’s Arrow, Christakis explores the impact of the coronavirus pandemic in America and the implications that will follow in the coming years. Christakis uses a range of disciplines to unpack the effects of a modern pandemic, including historical epidemics, contemporary analyses and trailblazing scientific research. The coronavirus pandemic and the epidemics that have come before it, though mostly unknown territory to those alive today, is fundamental to the human biological experience.

Join Christakis and former U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Vivek Murthy for a conversation about adaptation, survival and the rapid change we’ve undergone in 2020.


This program is generously supported by: The Ken & Jackie Broad Family Fund

Murthy photo by Meredith Nierman

WED, OCT 28 / 5:30 PM PDT

Nicholas Christakis
Sterling Professor of Social and Natural Science, Yale University; Author, Apollo’s Arrow: The Profound and Enduring Impact of Coronavirus on the Way We Live; Twitter @NAChristakis

In Conversation with Dr. Vivek Murthy
Former U.S. Surgeon General; Author, Together: The Healing Power of Human Connection in a Sometimes Lonely World; Twitter @vivek_murthy

How Will Coronavirus Impact Us As a Society? | Amanpour and Company

Amanpour and Company

Published on Mar 20, 2020

Nicholas Christakis is a physician, sociologist and author who has an important message for us all: even in trying times, humans show an innate instinct for good. It’s a case he makes in his latest book “Blueprint: The Evolutionary Origins of a Good Society.” He speaks with Hari about this latest theory. He also explains the importance of social distancing and why it actually works as well as how coronavirus compares to other pandemics in the past 100 years; how the U.S. response fares in comparison to other countries; and how — as a sociologist — Christakis thinks the epidemic may impact us as a society.

Originally aired on March 20, 2020.

A message from Nicholas Christakis about COVID-19

Little, Brown and Company

Published on Sep 11, 2020

In the summer of 2020, Nicholas Christakis (sociologist, public health expert, and bestselling author) discussed his research on COVID-19, and gave his predictions for the fall.

His upcoming book, Apollo’s Arrow, is a scientifically grounded look at the coronavirus pandemic and how it will change the way we live.

The Greta Thunberg Interview – BBC News – 27/06/2020

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Jun 27, 2020

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Anxiety grows as pandemic takes toll on France’s ‘ghost students’

FRANCE 24 English

Published on Jan 15, 2021

With French #universities in limbo amid the latest resurgence in #Covid-19 infections, alarm bells are ringing over the psychological and academic consequences of months of lockdowns, curfews and online teaching for #students holed up in cramped dwellings many can ill afford.

“My name is Greta Thunberg, I am 16 years old, I come from Sweden, and I want you to panic” (EN)

Frédérick Moulin – Apr 17, 2019

EN – European Parliament, Committee on Environment, Public Health and Food Safety (ENVI), Swedish school strike for climate activist Greta Thunberg: “My name is Greta Thunberg, I am 16 years old, I come from Sweden, and I want you to panic” – Full English version – 16.04.2019 – Strasbourg, France. © Frédérick Moulin 2019 – European Union 2019 – European Parliament – All rights reserved.

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