Thursday, May 7, 2020 | Virtual Event

The Big Story: Making Sense of the Pandemic

There seem to be more questions than answers about how the pandemic will play out, how it will affect our lives—and how long it will last.

In a recent piece for The Atlantic, staff writer Ed Yong explains why the coronavirus is so confusing: “This is how science actually works,” he writes. “It’s less the parade of decisive blockbuster discoveries that the press often portrays, and more a slow, erratic stumble toward ever less uncertainty.”

Yong, author of pieces like “How the Pandemic Will End” and “Our Pandemic Summer,” joined deputy editor Ross Andersen for a live conversation about how viruses and pandemics work, and what might come next.

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