"Statistician to the Stars" William M. Briggs, a former professor at Cornell Medical School and prolific author, will discuss the public response to the COVID-19 coronavirus. How does this virus compare to past pandemics like the so-called 1969 Hong Kong flu or the 1958 Asian flu? Have social distancing, lockdown, or masking policies worked? Have the costs of the responses to the coronavirus outweighed the benefits? Show host Andrew E. Harrod will discuss these and other questions with Briggs.