Webinars

COVID-19 Contact tracing and lockdown easing plan: Effectiveness X Limitations (July 1st, 2020)

 

COVID-19
Contact tracing and lockdown easing plan: 
Effectiveness X Limitations

 

JULY 1st, 2020 - 10:00 am (UTC - 03:00)

Scientists around the globe are developing protocols for  a safer social and economic reopening after social distancing due to COVID-19.

A number of articles have argued that contact tracing is  critical to lift social distancing measures. In the 3rd episode of FAPESP Webinars on COVID-19, specialists will debate how effective and how limited it is  to base a reopening easing plan on contact tracing.

Challenges of applying contact tracing in Nigeria, Mexico, USA and Brazil and the implication of the use of technology  to do so will be on the table for discussion. 

 PROGRAM                                                Download the short bios and abstracts 

10:00 

Welcome Address

Luiz Eugenio de Mello, Scientific Director, Sao Paulo Research Foundation (FAPESP)

 

Panels

Moderator: Irene Yan, Institute of Biomedical Sciences of the University of São Paulo (ICB/USP)

10h15

Iniobong Ekong, Deputy Director, Department of Health Planning, Research and Statistics, FCT Health and Human Services Secretariat, Abuja, Nigeria.

10h30

Leany Lemos, Regional Bank of Far Southern Development (BRDE)

10h45

Helder Nakaya, School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of São Paulo (USP)

11h00

Jorge X. Velasco Hernandez, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de Mexico

11h15

Pratik Sinha, University of California, San Francisco

11h30

Q&A

12h00

Closing

 

See the previous episode:

1st: Covid-19 - reproduction number, government response and limited testing: international experiences

2nd: Focusing maths of COVID-19 on South America

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