The Coronavirus (COVID-19) Epidemic: What do we know and what are public health scientists and advocates doing?
The novel coronavirus (COVID-19) first reported in China has been spreading in 24 countries, with the death toll over 1,300 (and growing). The World Health Organization (WHO) declared the outbreak of the novel coronavirus a Public Health Emergency of
International Concern (PHEIC).
On February 20, 2020, UMD School of Public Health infectious disease, epidemiology and risk communication experts will discuss the novel coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19).
Question and answer session will follow.
Submit a question for the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Panel in advance using this form.
The novel Coronaviruses -- what we know about how they infect and spread among us
The features of the COVID-19 epidemic: why has it spread fast in China, but not in other countries?
Effective risk communication as an antidote to fear, uncertainty, and misinformation
Lessons learned from the 2009 Influenza Pandemic
Dr. Boris Lushniak, Professor and Dean of the School of Public Health
Former US Deputy Surgeon General (November 2010 to September 2015)