In 1918, the world faced the same question we are today: How do you stop a viral pandemic with no vaccine? For the most part, they responded then as we are today, namely by implementing increasingly restrictive social distancing policies. However, considering that the 1918 influenza pandemic infected an estimated half a billion people and killed an estimated 50 million worldwide, at a minimum that strategy was…shall we say, less than ideal.

Which brings us to the present in which we find a guy with too much free time musing upon the same question probably lurking in your mind:


Motoi Namihira

Data Scientist and CoFounder of Espy Analytics with 20+ years experience playing in the world of math, data, and computers.

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