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FEATURING PAOLO GIORDANO – The coronavirus pandemic is far from over in spite of lockdowns and quarantines easing in many cities and nations. It is arguable if the world will ever go back to “normal,” or if we have to invent a new normal in order to survive the virus.

In one of the global epicenters of the disease – Italy – a physicist and novelist published the first book about Covid-19, exploring the crisis through the lens of science and society. His book, which was first published in essay form, was shared millions of times online and is thought to have changed the debate around the coronavirus.

Paolo Giordano is the author of the critically acclaimed Like Family and The Human Body, as well as the international bestseller The Solitude of Prime Numbers, which has been translated into more than forty languages. He has a PhD in particle physics and his latest book is called How Contagion Works: Science, Awareness, and Community in Times of Global Crisis – The Essay that Helped Change the Covid-19 Debate.

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