“I've received hundreds of messages which basically fall into four categories. The first, and most common, is just readers saying thanks. The story has helped show people that there's a light at the end of the tunnel if we adapt our behavior, and so it's given people hope in an anxious time, which is a reaction I did not anticipate but feel good about.
The second is requests from readers to translate the article into their native language, which we've been working hard to accommodate. We already have Spanish and Italian versions published, and more are on the way.
The third is technical questions about how I built the visualizations – which programming language, which libraries, and so on.
The fourth is from readers who criticize the article on the basis that the simulations do not accurately reflect the reality of covid-19.”