Kraw Lecture: COVID-19: The scientific basis for what we know... and the exit strategy it provides

We're all becoming close observers of the scientific literature on COVID-19, tracking as best we can data on transmission, risk, fatalities, and implications for different groups. Marm Kilpatrick will outline the challenges in understanding this data, and in interpreting models and projections. In his talk, he'll offer what he thinks are the biggest remaining questions and why they are difficult to answer. He will share how epidemiologists are homing in on the best strategies to move forward that both prevent widespread transmission and disease, and also allow significant economic activity. Join the conversation to learn what we could have done, and what remains to be done to address the spread of COVID-19.

A. Marm Kilpatrick
Kilpatrick's research unites theory and empirical work to address basic and applied questions on the ecology of infectious diseases, as well as population biology, evolution, climate, behavior, genetics, and conservation. He aims to understand the underlying drivers of pathogen transmission and the impacts on host populations. His current research considers three general areas: local determinants of pathogen transmission, the impact of disease on animal populations, and the spread of pathogens to new regions.

Tuesday, June 30, 2020 at 5:30pm

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