Today on The Gist, something we’re good at when it comes to fighting infectious disease. Mathematical modeler Nina Fefferman of Rutgers University explains how a mathematical model called R0 can predict the spread of Ebola. Then, in our regular segment Is This Bulls---, Maria Konnikova of the New Yorker discusses why some priming research has gone too far. For the Spiel, a Pew Research study reveals a huge knowledge gap when it comes to the economy.
Get The Gist by email as soon as it’s available: slate.com/GistEmail
Subscribe to the podcast in iTunes: itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/slate…id873667927?mt=2
Stay up-to-date with the latest news, stories and insider events.
You’ve signed up to receive emails. Please check your email for a welcome confirmation.