Webinar #2 - Understanding the Disease: Effects of the Coronavirus Pandemic on Global Populations
Welcome and Introductions
Summary Overview of the Disease: Impact of Coronavirus on the Human Body & COVID-19 Transmission Patterns
Options for Reducing Transmission Rates & Ensuring Public Safety
- Personal Protective Measures
- Building-Related Exposure Mitigation Techniques
- Collective Mechanisms to Reduce Community Exposure: Masks, Social Distancing, and System-Wide Shutdowns
- Targeted Mechanisms for Pandemic Containment from Testing, Contact Tracing and Tracking to Surveillance and Strategic Quarantines
Decision-making Amid Uncertainty: Evaluating the Consequences of Protective Actions
Communication Strategies: Best Practices for Communicating Disease Risks
- Explaining Risk to the Public
- The Importance of Empathy
- Panic and Uncertainty in the Absence of Information
- Providing Context: Comparing COVID-19 Disease Risk to Other Well-Known Hazards
Roundtable Discussion and Q&A
Conclusions and Next Steps
NOTE: The agenda above is subject to change, especially as our collective knowledge of the impacts of the pandemic improves. A final agenda will be posted here no later than May 1. All webinars will be recorded and made available after the live broadcast.
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