#78 Balaji Srinivasan: Exploring COVID-19

A special pop-up episode of The Knowledge Project exploring a timely issue.

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Today, I welcome Balaji Srinivasan (@balajis) to the Knowledge Project.

Balaji founded a large molecular diagnostics company, taught bioinformatics at Stanford, won an MIT TR35 for his work in genomics, and holds a Ph.D. from Stanford. With so much misinformation and mass hysteria surrounding the recent coronavirus pandemic, I invited him to sit down with me because he is one of the more thought-provoking, interesting, and multi-disciplinary thinkers I know.

In this special episode, we explore the origin of Covid-19, what’s being done to contain it, (including possible second and third-order consequences,) how to find reliable information in a constant stream of sensational news headlines, and how we can thoughtfully prepare for what’s coming with a rational and level head.

You’ll also find dozens of resources and references below to complement the discussion and supplement your own study of this very important topic.

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