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Virtual Museion with MSRI: A brief history of the previous great pandemic: Influenza A, 1918-1920 & The Exponential Power of Now April 22, 2020 (05:00 PM PDT - 06:30 PM PDT)
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Speaker(s) Nicholas Jewell (London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine), Arnold Levine
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A brief history of the previous great pandemic: Influenza A, 1918-1920.

Arnold Levine, PhD

Professor in the Simons Center for Systems Biology, School of Natural Sciences, Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, N.J.



Viruses are parasites: they only replicate themselves inside of cells. About once per century an Influenza. The great pandemic of 1918-1920 infected 500 million people (650,000 in the USA) and killed about 50 million. That pandemic will be the topic for our discussion.

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The Exponential Power of Now

Nicholas Jewell,PhD

Chair of Biostatistics & Epidemiology, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London UK



An update on the current state of the COVID -19 pandemic, and a discussion of the timing and methodology for eventual lifting of restrictions

 

 

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