Visual: Treat violence like it’s a contagious disease

An interesting and novel way to look at violence and how to solve it. What do you think?

Gary Slutkin spent a decade fighting tuberculosis, cholera and AIDS epidemics in Africa. When the physician returned to the United States, he thought he’d be able to get away from brutal epidemic deaths. Then he began to look more carefully at gun violence, noting that its spread followed the patterns of infectious diseases. In a talk at TEDMED in 2013, Slutkin offered a mind-flipping look at a problem that too many communities have accepted as a given. Here, the talk is given a cool graphic treatment by our friends at Superinteressante magazine. (Click the image to enlarge.)

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