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Methodological challenges and approaches in COVID-19 epidemiology

April 23 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Microscopic view of a virusThis event will feature Marc Lipsitch and be hosted by the Alan Turing Institute’s JBC-Turing-RSS Laboratory. Learn more about the event here. Register here.

In this seminar, Professor Lipsitch will discuss the challenges of understanding COVID-19 transmission, clinical course, and prevention. For transmission, he’ll discuss the challenges of household and other secondary attack studies as described in a recent review, as well as some ways to address these challenges. For clinical course, he’ll describe the design challenges and main findings of work on a large US health insurer’s data base. Last, he’ll describe the challenges of observational, post-approval vaccine evaluations and the approach used by the team with which he collaborated in Israel to assess the effectiveness of BNT162b2 mRNA Covid-19 Vaccine in a Nationwide Mass Vaccination Setting.