Why we love to believe in the flawed theory of patient zero | Curio

Why we love to believe in the flawed theory of patient zero

10 mins | May 28, 2017

The term ‘Patient Zero’ is used to denote the primary case of an outbreak. And the idea of a ‘Patient Zero’ has been a seductive and recurring one over time. However, Leyla Mei writing in Aeon Magazine tells us that casting blame on Patient Zero merely diverts attention from the bigger issues surrounding outbreaks. ​

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From Aeon magazine