Coronavirus: What Do We Know? What Do We Not Know? What Should We Be Doing?
Thursday, March 12, 2020
Similar Origins, Contrasting Paths
Charting the Spread
Bracing for What May Come
Changing the Work Landscape
We are currently in the middle of a worldwide outbreak of coronavirus (COVID-19). The disease was first identified in Wuhan, Hubei, China and has since spread over the world. More than 80,000 cases have been identified worldwide, including up to 3,000 deaths, surpassing the 2003 SARS epidemic. Facts are changing daily about the outbreak. This panel brings together experts in infectious disease as well as in ethics and human rights to discuss what we know, and perhaps as importantly what we do not know, while keeping an eye on what we should be doing as the outbreak evolves.
4:30 p.m. – 4:40 p.m.
4:40 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Rita Nieves, Executive Director, Boston Public Health Commission
Davidson Hamer, Professor of Global Health and Medicine, Boston University
Nahid Bhadelia, Medical Director, Special Pathogens Unit, and Associate Professor, Section of Infectious Diseases, Boston University School of Medicine and National Emerging Infectious Diseases Laboratories (NEIDL)
Ronald Corley, Professor of Microbiology, Boston University School of Medicine, and Director, National Emerging Infectious Diseases Laboratories (NEIDL)
Wendy Mariner, Edward R. Utley Professor of Health Law, Ethics & Human Rights, Boston University School of Public Health
5:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
MODERATED DISCUSSION AND Q&A
Patricia Hibberd, Professor of Global Health, Boston University School of Public Health