Research Webinars

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


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 


Welcome Address

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



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


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


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


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


Jorge X. Velasco Hernandez, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de Mexico


Pratik Sinha, University of California, San Francisco






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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