Understanding COVID-19 transmission as communities attempt to reopen
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- AHCJ Core Topic: Coronaviruses/COVID-19
- AHCJ Core Topic: Infectious diseases
- What's the deal with masks?
- Flying in the age of COVID-19
- The Risks - Know Them - Avoid Them
- It's not whether or not you were exposed to the virus
- Identifying airborne transmission as the dominant route
June 17, noon ET
As we move into summer and states are lifting more restrictions on community interactions, how should reporters be writing about transmission of SARS-CoV-19, the virus that causes COVID-19? What do we now understand about how people become infected and how can we best inform the public about weighing the risks of returning to some of the normal activities of life, such as reopening schools, camps and restaurants, returning to offices for work and traveling for summer vacations? In the US, has our approach set us up for a spike in new cases? A biologist who specializes in understanding the spread of infectious diseases will answer these and other questions from AHCJ members in this webcast.
Erin Bromage, Ph.D., associate professor of biology, University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth
Moderator: Bara Vaida, AHCJ topic leader/infectious disease
Dr. Bromage is an associate professor of biology at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, where he teaches courses in immunology and infectious disease, including a course this semester on the ecology of infectious disease and the emerging SARS-CoV2 outbreak in China. He graduated from the School of Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences James Cook University, Australia and received his post-doctoral training at the College of William and Mary, Virginia Institute of Marine Science in the Comparative Immunology Laboratory. Bromage’s research focuses on the evolution of the immune system, the design and use of vaccines to control infectious disease in animals and designing diagnostic tools to detect environmental threats in real-time.