When Is It Safe? A Weekly Reader Soundoff


Introducing a new weekly pandemic feature: Asking you what you’re comfortable with, and what you aren’t.

The signature statistic of our age, I’d argue, doesn’t involve viral loads, or community spreads, or cases-per-population-density. The statistic is the micromort.

I learned about the micromort back in May in a terrific New York Times piece by David C. Roberts



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Will Leitch

Will Leitch


I write about these tumultuous times 2x a week. Author of five books, including “How Lucky.” NYMag/MLB.. Founder, Deadspin. https://williamfleitch.substack.com