What Do Nuclear Chain Reactions and Epidemics Have in Common?
Date: April 23rd 2020
Author: Dr. Leon Cizelj
A lot, in fact. Let us start with the fact that both can be controlled. While the chain reaction in a nuclear reactor was first controlled more than 75 years ago, Covid-19 has, in Slovenia at least, been controlled very effectively over the past week or two, according to the latest data. Both are also something people need to learn to live with. However, thanks to the in-depth, long-term public engagement with science, I expect this process will be much quicker with Covid-19.
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