Can’t I please just visit just one friend?


Great explainer and data visualization from some top notch social network scientists:

“Humans are social animals, and reducing connectivity in social networks is hard.

Every additional connection that we can postpone until COVID-19 is under control has the potential to save one or more lives. Yes, every one.

You may never know whether it made a difference, and if it did, exactly whose life was saved.

They may be multiple degrees of separation away from you.

It could be your friend’s mother’s patient’s father.

It could be your sister’s friend’s grandfather’s doctor.

It could be the daughter of the grocery store worker where your friend’s parents shop.

Regardless of who it is—waiting a bit to hang out with your friends again is worth it!”


Stat Net