Ask the experts: What do you want to know about COVID-19?

Bara Vaida

About Bara Vaida

Bara Vaida (@barav) is AHCJ's core topic leader on infectious diseases. An independent journalist, she has written extensively about health policy and infectious diseases. Her work has appeared in outlets that include the National Journal, Agence France-Presse, Bloomberg News, McClatchy News Service, MSNBC, NPR, Politico and The Washington Post.

webcastThe COVID-19 pandemic is quickly evolving and finding up-to-date answers to questions from experts has been challenging for many journalists.

On Friday, March 27, join two experts from Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security who will be answering your questions about what is known about the virus, how the health system is responding, how the outbreak might end and strategies for journalists to combat misinformation.

To ensure that we address your questions, you are invited to submit them ahead of time using this form.

We will be speaking with Amesh Adalja (@AmeshAA) a senior scholar at the Johns Hopkins University Center for Health Security. His work is focused on emerging infectious disease, pandemic preparedness, and biosecurity. He has served on U.S. government panels tasked with developing guidelines for the treatment in mass casualty settings and the system of care for infectious disease emergencies. Adalja practices infectious disease, critical care and emergency medicine in the Pittsburgh metropolitan area, where he serves on the City of Pittsburgh’s HIV Commission and on the advisory group of AIDS Free Pittsburgh.

Also joining us will be Tara Kirk Sell (@skirkell), a senior scholar at the Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security and an assistant professor in the Department of Environmental Health and Engineering at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. At the Center, she conducts, manages, and leads research projects to develop a greater understanding of potentially large-scale health events.  Her projects include efforts to understand and find solutions for misinformation during highly feared infectious disease outbreaks and utilizing the wisdom of the crowd through an infectious disease prediction platform that develops forecasts about infectious disease outcomes.

To participate in the webcast, please visit this page.

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