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MCPHS Health Experts on Coronavirus

The School of Arts and Sciences has called on various faculty experts to help educate the MCPHS community on all aspects of the coronavirus pandemic. The series, entitled Revisioning the New Normal, examines the coronavirus in terms of basic biology, public health response, and societal implications. Each event in the series will feature a faculty expert discussing a chosen topic, followed by an interactive Q&A session.

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 29, 2020 | 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM | Online via Zoom

Using Data and Multi-Sector Collaboration to Address Inequities During COVID-19

Presented by Devan Hawkins, Instructor of Public Health and Dr. Carly Levy, Assistant Professor of Public Health and Director, Master of Public Health Program.

The burden of COVID-19 has not been borne equally by all communities in the United States. In particular, people of color have accounted for a disproportionate share of cases, hospitalization, and deaths. At the same time, socioeconomically disadvantaged groups and those employed in essential jobs have also experienced the most severe impacts of the disease. In this presentation. Dr. Levy and Dr. Hawkins will present data describing these disparities and factors contributing to them. They will also discuss collaborative activities carried out by MCPHS students and faculty to address these disparities.

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"The Virology and Origin of SARS-CoV-2: How a Bit of Protein and RNA Turned Our World Upside Down"

MCPHS Assistant Professor of Biology Crystal Ellis, PhD, MS, talks about how coronavirus started and came to disrupt the globe.

"The Ethics and Rationality of Saving the World: Some Basic Problems in Confronting a Pandemic”

MCPHS Professor of Philosophy and Healthcare Ethics Dien Ho, PhD, will present and participate in discussion with the audience.

"Mask or no mask? Coffee or no coffee? Navigating the complicated maze of scientific information.”

Tips on navigating the complicated maze of scientific COVID-19 information, with MCPHS Professor of Mathematics and Statistics Magdalena Luca, PhD

"The Air We Breathe: Exploring Why Initial Restrictions on Smoking in Public Were More Socially Acceptable Than COVID-19 Mask Laws Are Now."

Presented by Dr. Martha Gardner, Associate Professor of History and Social Sciences.

Flexplan 2020

Flexplan Our plan for the safe reopening in the fall

Our plan for the safe reopening in the fall.

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