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Technologies for Fighting COVID-19 and Other Epidemics

May 5 @ 6:00 pm

Free

The novel coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) has had a sudden and tremendous global impact. The resulting disease, COVID-19, and the rapid spread (epidemic) has had a profound effect individuals and families, schools and education, businesses and operations, government policies, and society in general. The World Health Organization (WHO) declared it a pandemic in early March, and the Center for Disease Control, and governments worldwide at all scales have declared state of emergency/disaster and instituted policies to attempt to control the pandemic and reduce hospitalization and fatalities (already number over 10,000). Social distancing, quarantines, and lockdowns play key roles in reducing exposure and slowing the spread, but detecting cases, predicting the spread, determine treatments, and developing vaccines are the realm of medical science—aided by powerful technologies.

Join us for this timely event as our experts explain viruses and epidemics in general, the SARS-CoV-2 virus and COVID-19 in particular, and then discuss how technology aid healthcare professionals, epidemiologists and researchers in detection, identification, understanding, treating, and eventually preventing this disease—and future diseases.

Details

Date:
May 5
Time:
6:00 pm
Cost:
Free
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Website:
https://www.austinforum.org/may2020.html

Organizer

Austin Forum on Technology & Society
Email:
info@austinforum.org
Website:
www.austinforum.org

Venue

Zoom
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