Joseph Occhipinti is a graduate of McGill University. He has a degree in Human Geography. As a geographer, he focuses on spatial patterns and dynamics. He is also a professor. While developing a class, he was searching of a current event to illustrate the concept of diffusion. This led him to discover in December of 2019, that a pandemic was brewing in China. He is a writer, a nature blogger and considers himself an explorer of both places and ideas. Since discovering this pandemic, he has been working to educate others both in the classroom and on social media about this emerging threat.
Mr. Occhipinti talks with Christophe Difo and Sean Prophet about Covid-19, and about the sociopolitical dynamics of how the United States, one of the world’s foremost scientific nations, is failing in its response to the crisis.