Johns Hopkins experts discussed what individuals and institutions can do to prepare for and prevent the spread of novel coronavirus as part of a wide-ranging discussion on the outbreak that was livestreamed on February 5 from Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.
- Dr. Tom Inglesby, Director, Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security; professor, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Department of Environmental Health and Engineering
- Dr. Caitlin Rivers, Senior Scholar, Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security; assistant professor, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Department of Environmental Health and Engineering
- Ms. Lauren Sauer, Director of Operations, Johns Hopkins Office of Critical Event Preparedness and Response; Assistant Professor in the Department of Emergency Medicine, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine.
- Mr. Brian Simpson, Editor of Hopkins Bloomberg Public Health magazine and Global Health NOW, moderated the discussion and read questions submitted by an audience primarily made up of Johns Hopkins alumni and trustees.
Dr. Inglesby discussed the ongoing effort by a group of Johns Hopkins engineers to map the virus outbreak in near-real time with a coronavirus tracker map. The Center for Health Security also helped develop a Global Health Security Index that assesses countries’ preparedness to address epidemic threats.
As the outbreak coincides with flu season, the panelists advised adhering to common sense flu and cold prevention as a means of protecting against coronavirus.
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