COVID-19 Lock-Down Strategies - Now & Future
UNC Program for Public Discourse & UNC Center for Bioethics. What Principles Should Guide our Lock-Down Strategies for COVID-19, Now and in the Future? Thoughtfully exploring perspectives with leading experts in the protection of civil liberties, economic security, and public health priority in a time of COVID-19.
Date: July 28, 2020
Times: 05:30 pm – 07:00 pm
Audience: Public Event
George Annas, M.D., MPH, Warren Distinguished Professor at Boston University, is director of the Center for Health Law, Ethics & Human Rights of Boston University School of Public Health and professor in the Boston University School of Medicine and School of Law. He is the author or editor of 20 books on health law and bioethics, and for 25 years wrote a regular feature in the New England Journal of Medicine on “Health Law, Ethics & Human Rights.” He is a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, a member of the National Academy of Medicine and a former member of the National Academies’ Committee on Human Rights.
Kevin M. Murphy , Ph.D., is the George J. Stigler Distinguished Service Professor of Economics and a MacArthur Fellow at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, as well as a faculty research associate for the National Bureau of Economic Research. He primarily studies the empirical analysis of inequality, unemployment and relative wages as well as the economics of growth and development and the economic value of improvements in health and longevity. A fellow of the Econometric Society and an elected member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, Murphy is the author of two books and numerous academic articles and research papers found in prestigious publications.
Audrey Pettifor, Ph.D., is a professor of epidemiology at the Gillings School of Global Public Health at UNC-Chapel Hill. Her research focuses on determinants of HIV/STI infection in sub-Saharan Africa and interventions to prevent infection and link individuals to care and treatment. She is currently leading a study to examine COVID-19 among faculty, staff and students involved in and supporting research on the UNC-Chapel Hill campus.
Myron S. Cohen, M.D., is the Yeargan-Bate Eminent Professor of Medicine, Microbiology and Immunology, and Epidemiology; the associate vice chancellor for global health; and director of the Institute for Global Health & Infectious Diseases, IGHID, at UNC-Chapel Hill. He is a fellow of the American College of Physicians and the Infectious Disease Society of America. While Cohen focuses on the transmission and prevention of transmission of HIV, recently, he has played an active role in development of the COVID-19 prevention activities. He serves on the NIH ACTIV Committee, a public-private partnership to organize COVID-19 research, and on the executive committee of the NIAID COVID Prevention Network. Cohen has led research on the use of monoclonal antibodies for the prevention and early treatment of COVID-19.