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THE PANDEMIC THAT WE WERE NOT PREPARED FOR:  The science, politics and the future of pandemics and our life

Speaker:  Chunhuei Chi, MPH, Sc.D.
Professor, Global Health Program
Professor, Health System and Policy Program
Director, Center of Global Health
College of Public Health & Human Sciences, Oregon State University


The COVID-19 pandemic caught most nations off guard and racked havoc with massive mortality and morbidity, while also causing major economic damage and disruption of our life and work. At the same time, countries responded to this pandemic with wide-ranging variations in policies and attitudes resulting in very different outcomes.

This presentation will focus on analyzing the differences in country policy response and consequences. After a brief introduction of the nature of the SARS-CoV-2 virus, the COVID-19 pandemic it causes, and how it spread from China to all over the world, Chi will review effective pandemic control policies that some nations have implemented with a high level of success and outcomes. Further, Chi will analyze key social-political factors that help us to explain the variations in national responses. Finally, we will look into the strategies of how we can control this global pandemic effectively, what post-COVID-19 world may be lying ahead for us, and how we may prepare for it or reshape it.

Sponsors of the OSU Science Pub include OSU and OSU-Cascades, with production by Connect Central Oregon, a collaborative program with the OSU-Cascades Innovation Co-Lab.

Monday, October 12, 2020 at 6:00pm

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Health and Well-being





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