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Covid-19: What we’ve learned about the pandemic and what we keep forgetting

2021/09/23 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Microscopic view of coronavirus
This hybrid seminar will feature William Hanage and be hosted by the Harvard Microbial Sciences Initiative. Harvard affiliates may attend in-person at Classroom Geo 375 (Peabody Museum). Learn more about the event here. Register here.

Abstract: The Covid-19 pandemic has been the most acute global infectious disease emergency in living memory. While it has upended societies and led to more than 600,000 deaths (and counting) in the United States alone, much of the potential impact could be anticipated by epidemiologists as early as February or March 2020. Dr Hanage will discuss how infectious disease epidemiology informs pandemic response from vaccines to handwashing, what we have learned about the virus and what it can do, as well as how we can best manage it. As we enter the second fall and winter of the pandemic in the Northern Hemisphere, we should learn the lessons the virus has taught, and not forget their cost.”


5:00 pm - 6:00 pm