Medical Center Hour’s two latest Hayden-Farr Lectures, in October 2018 and November 2019, dealt with the challenges of global pandemic infectious disease.

March 2, 2020 by cg2b@virginia.edu

Medical Center Hour’s two latest Hayden-Farr Lectures, in October 2018 and November 2019, dealt with the challenges of global pandemic infectious disease. In 2018, physician-scientist Jeffery Taubenberger discussed lessons from the 1918 influenza pandemic. In 2019, public health expert Michael Osterholm made the case for pandemic biopreparedness. Both experts have weighed in on the coronavirus threat (COVID-19). See Taubenberger’s piece in the New England Journal of Medicine (27 Feb 2020) and Osterholm’s New York Times op-ed (24 Feb 2020). Watch Taubenberger’s Medical Center Hour here:

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Osterholm’s lecture will soon be posted to this same YouTube channel, UVAMCH.