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Episode 175 : Beth Linas On COVID19 Epidemiology & Flattening The Curve

Featured Guest: Beth Linas

  • Mar 12, 2020
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“Every little effort counts, and it matters. We are all in this together”

Dr. Beth Linas is an Infectious Disease Epidemiologist who joins us at a pivotal moment in time as the world is gripped by the Coronavirus pandemic. We discuss the definition and work of an epidemiologist in this time, the critical importance of “flattening the curve”, and the aspirational fact that every single person has a part to play.

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Key Learnings

1. What is epidemiology?

2. Defining the toolbox for an epidemiologist in studying Covid19

3. Contact tracing and its incredible value

4. The importance of trust when doing contact tracing

5. Moving from containment to mitigation

6. What does “Flattening The Curve” mean?

7. The aspirational nature of having agency over flattening the curve

8. The consequences of not flattening the curve

9. What is Beth’s wish list for next few months

Links

Twitter @bethlinas

New York Times article on flattening the curve

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