How The U.S. Is Caught In A "Pandemic Spiral" : Short Wave Ed Yong, a science writer for The Atlantic, writes that the U.S. is caught in a "pandemic spiral." He argues some of our intuitions have been misleading our response, rather than guiding us out of disaster. For instance, flitting from from one prominent solution to another, without fully implementing any of them. To counter these unhelpful instincts, he offers some solutions.

Read Ed's piece: "America Is Trapped in a Pandemic Spiral".

As always, you can reach the show by emailing shortwave@npr.org.
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How The U.S. Is Caught In A "Pandemic Spiral"

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How The U.S. Is Caught In A "Pandemic Spiral"

How The U.S. Is Caught In A "Pandemic Spiral"

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In his latest piece for The Atlantic, Ed Yong details the "pandemic spiral" the U.S. is caught in, wherein the focus is on one solution at a time rather than a suite of solutions. Gabriel Bouys hide caption

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In his latest piece for The Atlantic, Ed Yong details the "pandemic spiral" the U.S. is caught in, wherein the focus is on one solution at a time rather than a suite of solutions.

Gabriel Bouys

Ed Yong, a science writer for The Atlantic, writes that the U.S. is caught in a "pandemic spiral." He argues some of our intuitions have been misleading our response, rather than guiding us out of disaster. For instance, flitting from from one prominent solution to another, without fully implementing any of them. To counter these unhelpful instincts, he offers some solutions.

Read Ed's piece: "America Is Trapped in a Pandemic Spiral"

As always, you can reach the show by emailing shortwave@npr.org.

This episode was produced by Rebecca Ramirez, edited by Viet Le and fact-checked by Ariela Zebede.