The COVID-19 Outbreak: Its Epidemiology and the Political and Social Response

March 27, 2020

This article is part of World War “V”: The COVID-19 Pandemic, a collection of all CNS COVID-19-related articles.

On March 25, 2020, Dr. Paul Jackson, a former laboratory fellow at the Los Alamos National Laboratory and senior scientist at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, delivered a webinar on the status of the COVID-19 outbreak, discussing the myths and truths surrounding the pandemic. He also answered:

  • What was the original source of the virus?
  • How did it get into the human population?
  • Could it have come from a bioweapons laboratory?
  • How does the virus spread?
  • How contagious is it? And how can we best contain the spread?
  • Are there super-spreaders—people who seem to spread the virus to a large number of people?
  • What is the fatality rate?
  • What is the range of severity?
  • Who is most susceptible?

He uses an epidemiological framework to answer these and other questions.

Watch the webinar.

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