July 10, 2020

Live Online! Sunday, July 19 @ 2PM, Secret Science Club presents Epidemiologist & Author Adam Kucharski on "The Rules of Contagion: Why Things Spread—and Why They Stop"

Secret Science Club returns with a brunch-time event!

Join us live via Zoom on Sunday, July 19 @ 2PM with epidemiologist Adam Kucharski, author of "The Rules of Contagion: Why Things Spread—and Why They Stop"

Outbreaks. Infections. Virality. Hello, 2020! We’ve got COVID-19 hotspots breaking out like wildfires, while misinformation about the coronavirus rips through social media at Mach speed. But you know what? Maybe… just maybe… smart ideas are catching, too. At the next Secret Science Club, Adam Kucharski breaks down the science of epidemiology and explores how we can all get better at predicting & managing outbreaks.

"Doors" to the Zoom Room will open at 1:30pm (Eastern Time USA).

Shhh... everyone on our mailing list will be emailed the Zoom link the night before.  (To join the Secret Science Club mailing list, send us an email.)

In the meantime...
--Mix up our boozy brunch-time cocktail, the Vaccini (pronounced vax-ee-nee)... Recipe below! 

--Prepare to groove to our infectious playlist

--Bring your questions for the live Q&A!  

--Snag a copy of Adam Kucharski's “utterly timely” new book, THE RULES OF CONTAGION at Bookshop. 

Adam Kucharski is an associate professor and Sir Henry Dale fellow at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, where he works on analysis of infectious disease outbreaks, including COVID-19. His writing and research have appeared in Wired, Scientific American, the New York Times, and the Guardian. The author of The Rules of Contagion and The Perfect Bet, he lives in London.

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Cocktail Recipe for the “Vaccini” (created by Joe Cacciola)
Ingredients: 1½ oz Gin, ½ oz Simple Syrup** (or a splash to taste), ½ oz Lime Juice, 4 Mint Leaves, 3 oz Watermelon Juice (seed the watermelon, cut into pieces and put in a juicer; or if using a blender, put a few pieces of ice with the seeded watermelon chunks, blend and strain)
- In a cocktail shaker glass, muddle the mint and simple syrup well
-Add gin, watermelon juice, lime juice and 4 cubes of ice
-Shake well, then strain into a rocks glass over ice
-Garnish with a sprig of mint and a slice of lime
Makes one cocktail.

**Simple syrup recipe:
Ingredients: ½ cup water, 3 tbs sugar
-Put water and sugar in a small pot and simmer for 5 minutes.
-Let cool.
This mixture will last in the refrigerator for 2 weeks.

This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.