Coronavirus: Getting a Big Picture
Gail Arnold, Ph.D.
March 16, 7:00 PM EST
Free Live Online Event
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Take a moment to get a Big Picture
As of this writing, the global death toll that has now topped 4,000 and the number of confirmed cases has exceeded 115,000. Can you see the effect of the coronavirus in your community? Many of us feel paralyzed as the coronavirus spreads into our states and communities. One way we can meet safely to share information and camraderie is online. Take a moment to join in an online webinar with Dr Gail Arnold, founding DTN board member and microbiologist, and others around the world. For twenty years, Gail researched the AIDS virus.
Here’s are some of the things that Gail will share, and then we’ll open up for discussion and comments.
- What are viruses?
- Are viruses alive?
- What do viruses have to do with other life forms? Do they serve a purpose?
- Epidemics and Pandemics
- What are epidemics? Pandemics?
- Where do they come from and why do they “go underground” after a while?
- SARS CoV-2
- How is it similar to other viruses that have caused epidemics?
- What’s new and different about it?
- What we should be doing? How to take care of ourselves and our communities.
- When do we ramp up precautions?
You’ll have a chance to share what you see in your community. This will be a time to share information and feel solidarity with others around the world. Let’s get together online and help each other.
BIO: Dr. Gail Ferstandig Arnold has been a lifelong biologist and nature lover. For 20+ years, she led a research group at Rutgers, working to develop AIDS vaccine components. More recently, she helped establish Rutgers’ Institute for Quantitative Biomedicine, bringing basic scientists from the many STEM fields together with physicians in an effort to help catapult the development of precision medicine. She now does freelance scientific writing and teaching of science. Dr. Arnold has a BA, Biological Science and Psychology; and a PhD, Molecular Biology.