MSPGH Seminar: 11th March 2020 – Model answers or trivial pursuits?

12.30-1.30pm, Wed 11th March 2020
Seminar Room 515, Level 5, 207 Bouverie Street, Carlton

Full Seminar Title:
Model answers or trivial pursuits? –
Using epidemiological models to support COVID-19 preparedness and response

Presenters:
Professor Jodie McVernon, Director of Epidemiology at the Peter Doherty Institute for Infection and Immunity
Dr Rob Moss, Senior Research Fellow in the Centre for Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Melbourne School of Population and Global Health
Dr Freya Shearer, Research Fellow in the Centre for Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Melbourne School of Population and Global Health

COVID-19 emerged as a significant threat to human health in late 2019 in Hubei Province, China, resulting in a substantial burden of disease and death. Despite unprecedented social and movement restrictions, case numbers have continued to grow globally. We have been involved in national and international collaborative modelling efforts to better understand the transmissibility and severity of COVID-19. In addition, we are using models to identify effective and proportionate measures for health sector and whole of society responses in Australia, the Asia-Pacific and beyond.

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