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Nicholas Christakis '84 on America's response to the pandemic.

Michael Marsland

Michael Marsland

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“We’re going to ultimately lose as many as a million Americans to this virus, and that’s a travesty. We should be ashamed as a nation. We could have done better; and we should have done better.”

—Nicholas Christakis ’84, the Sterling Professor of Social and Natural Science,* in an interview published at on June 28.


* In an earlier version of this article and in our print edition, we used an outdated title for Professor Christakis. We regret the error.

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