Nicholas Christakis is a physician and sociologist at Yale University who explores the ancient origins and modern implications of human nature. Christakis’ research focuses on the social, mathematical and biological rules that form social networks...
iatric manifestations, and then present the case of a woman with schizophrenia whose thought disorder improved following a hemorrhagic stroke. Not only did she require less medication, but her remaining symptoms were significantly less impairing...
They include a parent who reportedly exchanged text messages with the killer before the attack.
Nicholas A. Christakis“Pantin mosque, of Paris, was closed after it emerged it had shared videos on Facebook calling for action against Mr Paty.
In one clip, posted days before the attack, it shared his school's address.”
I would expect better from a mosque in France itself.
Nicholas A. Christakis“Students 'paid €300' to identify Samuel Paty.”
Every business and school in France should put offensive cartoons on their front windows, in solidarity against groups that would behead a teacher for teaching kids about free expression.
When Robert Kennedy spoke to a largely black crowd in Indianapolis, few knew that Martin Luther King Jr. had been assassinated earlier that evening. In delivering the shocking news 40 years ago, Kennedy compared King's death to that of his own...
The wedding of a Brooklyn rabbi's grandson that was expected to draw upwards of 10,000 people has been barred by a New York state order, according to state officials.
Nicholas A. ChristakisIt is irresponsible to hold this wedding, and government authorities rightly are banning it. However, why did the same authorities not do the same for protests involving many more people? This inconsistency is bad for public health communications. cnn.com/2020/10/19/us/… 57/
This JAMA Insights Clinical Update discusses herd immunity in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic and explains the herd immunity threshold as a function of transmissibility (R0), the role of an effective vaccine and vaccination program in...
Nicholas A. ChristakisWhen I was in medical school (1984-89), I was taught that the human parathyroid gland was the last discovery in human anatomy (in 1880, after having first been described in the rhinoceros in 1852; en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Parathyro…), and that the field of gross anatomy was officially dead.
The study of South American camelids and their domestication is a highly debated topic in zooarchaeology. Identifying domestic species (alpaca and llama) in archaeological sites based on morphometry is challenging because of similarity with respect...
Muslim organisations are being investigated too after the beheading of French teacher Samuel Paty.
Nicholas A. ChristakisPresident Macron said the attack bore hallmarks of Islamist terrorism and the teacher had been murdered because he taught freedom of expression.
Extremists, whether deadly or petty, want to constrain speech on campuses. They must be strongly resisted.
Sweden is preparing to give local authorities the power to strongly recommend people against using public transport and visiting busy pubic places.
Nicholas A. ChristakisFurther update on Sweden, which is now considering more aggressive measures. businessinsider.com/sweden-shifts-…
“Sweden has recorded a much higher death-per-population rate than its neighbors. It recorded 5,918 deaths as of Sunday, compared to 278 in Norway and 346 in Finland.” 18/