Violence as a Virus

May 5, 2008

Long time contributor and friend of the station, Alex Kotlowitz, has a fascinating article in the Sunday NY Times that examines urban violence as a virus. Kotlowitz profiles a group of Chicagoans who are looking to prevent violence much in the way epidemiologists combat the spread of infectious diseases. Can violence be transformed from a moral issue into a public health issue? Take a look and the article and let us know what you think.

 

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