Pell Center to hold virtual roundtable on the coronavirus
The Pell Center for International Relations and Public Policy is hosting a virtual roundtable discussion on Tuesday, April 21, from 11:45 a.m. – 12:45 p.m. on WebEx. Professors Anne Reid and Heather Axen from the Department of Biology and Biomedical Sciences will discuss the coronavirus pandemic. All students, faculty and staff are invited to attend.
The novel coronavirus COVID-19 is now a household name, evoking fear, frustration, hardship, uncertainty and grief. It has transformed the way communities work, learn, parent and play. Social distance and face coverings are the new normal and are likely to be part of people’s lives for months or years to come as scientists work on vaccine development and antibody tests that will allow the world to finally understand the true scope of this pandemic.
In this virtual roundtable discussion, the roundtable will explore what scientists have learned about the coronavirus to date, discuss the successes and limitations of current testing procedures, look at the efficacy of social distancing and lockdowns in slowing the spread of the virus and examine the gaps in the available data.
While scientific discovery is progressing at a rapid rate, there is still much we don’t know about this virus and the degree to which it will continue to impact our day-to-day lives.
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