How To Think About COVID-19 Risk With Emily Oster


Living in the era of COVID-19 raises more questions than we have answers for. Is it safe to get a haircut? What about going to a restaurant? Do I need to wipe down the mail? Given all we still don’t know about the virus, and the constant flow of information (and sometimes misinformation), it can be hard to separate the speculative from the certain.

The 21st speaks to an author and economist about how to develop a framework for evaluating risk, and making the best decision for you and your loved ones.


Emily Oster, economics professor at Brown University and author of the bestselling book Cribsheet: A Data-Driven Guide to Better, More Relaxed Parenting, from Birth to Preschool, and creator of


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