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Date(s) - 11.03.2021




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Zero Covid     


Zero covid is a contested term. The COVID-Zero initiative aims to achieve zero deaths, zero new cases and zero lockdowns as soon as possible. In this webinar we explore what zero covid means, whether it is even possible and the different routes and paths countries are taking to manage the pandemic and possible futures.

4.00. Welcome – Kamran Abbasi (The BMJ)

Phil Hammond, MC, (Private Eye)

4.05 Strategies for ID control (Chair: Phil Hammond)
– Art Reingold (UC Berkeley)

4.20 For and against zero covid/elimination (AP) (Chair: Helen Ward)
– Deepti Gurdasani (QMUL)
– John Ioannidis (Stanford University)

4.40 Country Case studies (Chair: Allyson Pollock, Newcastle University)
– Michael Baker (University of Otago) a New Zealand case study
– Camilla Stoltenberg (Norwegian Institute of Public Health) a Norway case study
– Chang-yup Kim (Seoul National University) a Korea/ Japan/ Taiwan case study
– Stefan Baral (John Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health) a Canada case study

5.15 Zero covid: implications for childhood vaccination (Chair: Phil Hammond)
– Jennie Lavine (Emory University)

5.30 Possible futures for the UK (Chair: Kamran Abbasi)
– Christina Pagel (UC, London)
– George Davey Smith (University of Bristol)

5.45 Discussion/ Q&A (Chair: Phil Hammond)

6.00 Close

Mar 11, 2021 04:00 PM in London

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