Public Policy Experts

What should be the public policy toward the use of the COVID 19 Epidemic? Who should get support from the federal government?  Who are the stakeholders? What are they writing? In this section you will learn about the stakeholders and issues related to public policy associated with the COVID 19 Pandemic: Content will be in various forms including reports, articles, infographs, interviews, links to other websites, video and other media forms. 

Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy (CIDRAP)

Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health 

Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

March 3rd, 2020 Coronavirus: What is it and how do we prepare for it?

Coronavirus, COVID-19, is rapidly spreading throughout the world and, as of this week, the outbreak has infected more than 80,000 people from 53 countries and growing. As cases spread and fears of a possible global pandemic continue to rise, how do we plan for the future?  Poor Visual, mostly audio, 

Michael T. Osterholm, PhD, MPH, CIDRAP Director

New America, International Security Program via webcast 

Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy (CIDRAP).

“COVID-19: The CIDRAP Viewpoint” (PdF) will address such topics as pandemic scenarios going forward, crisis communication, testing, contact tracing, surveillance, supply chains, and epidemiology issues and key areas for research. We will release approximately one to two reports per week. Our hope is that our effort can help you plan more effectively and understand the many aspects of this pandemic more clearly—and for you and your family, friends, and colleagues to be safer.

Thank you. – Michael T. Osterholm, PhD, MPH, CIDRAP Director

Whichever scenario the pandemic follows (assuming at least some level of ongoing mitigation measures), we must be prepared for at least another 18 to 24 months of significant COVID-19 activity, with hot spots popping up periodically in diverse geographic areas. As the pandemic wanes, it is likely that SARS-CoV-2 will continue to circulate in the human population and will synchronize to a seasonal pattern with diminished severity over time, as with other less pathogenic coronaviruses, such as the betacoronaviruses OC43 and HKU1, (Kissler 2020) and past pandemic influenza viruses have done.

 

Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health 

Videos 

The Harvard China Health Partnership

Going Viral: The Coronavirus and its Regional and Global Implications  February 28th, 2020 

Harvard University Asia Center

 
 
 
 
The Forum at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health was live March 2nd, 2020 .

Experts take on pressing questions about COVID-19 in this live webcast, presented by The Forum jointly with The World from PRX & WGBH.

Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

Johns Hopkins experts in global public health, infectious disease, and emergency preparedness have been at the forefront of the international response to COVID-19.

This website is a resource to help advance the understanding of the virus, inform the public, and brief policymakers in order to guide a response, improve care, and save lives.

COVID-19  SCHOOL OF PUBLIC HEALTH EXPERT INSIGHTS

Novel Coronavirus Webcast at the Bloomberg School of Public Health

1,500 VIEWS

[Recorded live on Feb. 5, 2020 at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.]