Epidemic Response: Follow-up and lessons learned from the US response to the evolving and conflicting risk information, focusing on education and clinical environments
Event Type
Discussion Panel
Technical Groups
Health Care
TimeWednesday, October 27th12:30pm - 2:00pm EDT
LocationVirtual 5
DescriptionIn this follow-up panel, we discuss what we have learned over the last year about responding to an epidemic that has demonstrated a level of transmission unprecedented in the modern era. Two medical doctors that have worked on the front of this pandemic share their experiences transitioning from the “sharp end” of the response. Decisions about how to mitigate hazards have occurred at the personal, institutional, and health policy levels, in real-time, with frequent adaptation, and often in advance of concrete evidence. With the introduction of vaccines, there is a new type of risk perception. Is the vaccine perceived to be safe? Is there a disparity in perception among different population groups? What factors increase or decrease public compliance with precautions? How are US education policymakers deciding about face-to-face classroom instruction? This panel includes a warnings expert, an expert on education policy, and two practicing physicians.