Is there an end to this madness? 

We’re in unprecedented times that we’d rather not be in. We long for the day that we can go about our regular business without concern or fear, yet we remain uncertain when or how this will happen. In this special bonus episode, Dr. David Manheim discusses herd immunity, vaccines, and whether there’s a silver bullet for Covid-19.

In Episode #6, together with Dr. David Manheim, Jewanced takes a deep-dive into Israel’s and the world’s response to Covid-19, as well as embarks on a truly mind-blowing journey into the heart of understanding large-scale catastrophic risks to humanity. We discuss how the pandemic might end and what governments are doing right and wrong, as well as learn about the incredible idea of effective altruism and how to better ‘win’ an argument.

Dr. David Manheim works as a post-doctoral researcher at the University of Haifa’s Health and Risk Communication Research Center, as well as with many other leading universities and NGOs in the UK and US. His recent work has focused on modeling test and trace programs for the UK, and policy options for COVID-19 in the US and internationally. Long before the pandemic, David was working on understanding and mitigating global catastrophic biological risks including work on bioweapons, natural pandemics, and other disasters with groups at the University of Oxford such as the Future of Humanity Institute and for various nonprofits and NGOs in the United States. He has a Ph.D. in public policy and decision theory at the RAND Corporation and has done work that ranged from informing policy decision making for infectious diseases to modeling risks from earthquakes, hurricanes, and terrorism, and from flood insurance and resiliency building in the wake of catastrophes, to how bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies affect counter-terrorism finance.

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