The Vaccine Friendship Paradox

One non-intuitive concept, at least in scale, is the network. Like average numbers,┬áit takes some work to construct the correct conclusions. Graph, chart, and count the way that people interact, decide, and connect and there will be patterns. It’s network effects which fuel companies like Instagram and create the increasing returns economy. Networks, as Nicholas … Continue reading The Vaccine Friendship Paradox

Large N Small p

Is it more likely for an infected football player to transmit a disease to their teammates or their competition? Adi Wyner: "I would expect intrateam transmission by far. Not only huddle time, but the time on the bench, in the locker room, and while they travel. It’s a small chance of any given pairing but … Continue reading Large N Small p