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