Covid-19 Pandemic: epidemiology and future trends
16 Sep 2020
11:00 p.m. – 12:00 a.m. (GMT +08:00)
Prof. Zuo-feng ZHANG
Professor of Epidemiology, University of California, Los Angeles
Prof. Zuo-Feng Zhang is a Distinguished Professor of Epidemiology and Associate Dean for Research of the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health. He is also Co-Director of the UCLA Alper Center for Environment Genomics, and Director of Cancer Molecular Epidemiology Training Program. Prof. Zhang had been a Fellow of the American College of Epidemiology (ACE) and Member of the Board of Directors of the American College of Epidemiology. He was a World Health Organization (WHO) Consultant for National Non-communicable Disease Prevention and Controls in China.
Abstract: We will discuss epidemiology of Covid-19 on risk factor for infection, incidence and mortality, will describe global burden of Covid-19, explore the difference in Covid-19 mortality between Asians and Americans/people in Western countries, will analyze the current Covid-19 pandemic in the US and predict the future of the Covid-19 pandemics. We will discuss potential prevention and preventive strategy for individual protection such as the use of face masks, social distance, and personal hygiene.
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