Virtual Public Forum (July 31, 2020)

This live streamed, public session will bring together scientists and journalists to spotlight our current understanding of COVID-19 dynamics and evolution and discuss knowledge gaps. The aim of this public forum is to address a range of scientific challenges, from broad theoretical questions to specific practical ones, which will ultimately inform public health decisions.

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Friday, July 31, 2020
9:00 am COVID-19: What does the science say?
A series of short, accessible talks by leading scientists focusing on the epidemiology, modeling, and evolution of COVID-19
10:00 am Knowledge gaps and challenges in communicating science during COVID-19
A moderated panel discussion between scientists conducting COVID-19 research and science journalists covering the pandemic


Helen Branswell

Jennifer Gardy
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation


Trevor Bedford, PhD

Trevor Bedford, PhD
Associate Member
Fred Hutch Vaccine & Infectious Diseases Division

Bill Hanage, PhD

Bill Hanage, PhD
Associate Professor of Epidemiology
Harvard Center for Communicable Disease Dynamics

Caitlin Rivers

Caitlin Rivers, PhD
Assistant Professor
Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security

Helen Branswell

Helen Branswell
Senior Writer
Infectious Disease

Mercy Korir, MD

Mercy Korir, MD
News Anchor and Medical Journalist
Kenya Television Network and The Standard newspaper

Kai Kupferschmidt

Kai Kupferschmidt
Science magazine

Emma Hodroft, PhD

Emma Hodroft, PhD
Postdoctoral Fellow
University of Basel


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