Greek American Yale Professor Nicholas Christakis offered his insight as to how the Covid-19 pandemic will change the course of humanity last week. Christakis appeared on PBS and gave his analysis of the next steps of the pandemic.
Christakis explained to host Hari Sreenivasan that the pandemic will pass through an immediate phase, an intermediate phase, and a post-pandemic phase. The prominent sociologist detailed how we have passed through the immediate phase– a period where the virus first emerges and overwhelms the population– into the intermediate phase, where the world builds a path towards endemicity through herd immunity and vaccination.
Sreenivasan then asked Christakis what he believed the consequences of long Covid will be for society, to which the professor replied by offering an overarching analysis of the gravity of the pandemic: