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LIFE BEYOND CORONAVIRUS: THE EXPERT VIEW
Life beyond coronavirus: The way out of lockdown, 16 July 2020
It was all going so well… until it wasn’t. Join leading experts from the University of Melbourne as they explore how Victoria re-entered lockdown and Australia has been split into two.
Featuring: Professor Sharon Lewin AO, Professor Cathy Humphreys, Professor Tony Blakely and Professor Shitij Kapur.
Life beyond coronavirus: Preventing the next pandemic, 26 June 2020
In this episode our experts tell us: why they expected this pandemic, why animal-human transmission remains key, how middle powers such as Australia , Vietnam and Germany can lead the world, and why a public health force needs to be mobilised in the same way as a military force. Featuring Professor Peter Doherty, Professor Brett Sutton, Professor Sharon Lewin AO, A/Prof Tom Daly and Professor Shitij Kapur.
Life beyond coronavirus: The future of work, 11 June 2020
Australia has weathered the first wave of this pandemic, but it has come at a big economic cost, with the repercussions yet to be truly understood. And as Australians return to work, we consider some of the big questions. Who will go back to the office and when? How does Australia recover from its first recession in 29 years? Who are the winners (and losers) from the work at home experience? And just what does the manager of today need to do to adapt to the needs of tomorrow? Featuring: Professor Jeff Borland, Professor Jane Gunn, Associate Professor Leah Ruppanner, Associate Professor Jen Overbeck and Professor Shitij Kapur.
Life beyond coronavirus: Are the kids alright? 28 May 2020
As schools begin to reopen around the world, we ask the experts: are the kids alright? Has the disruption to their education caused long term damage? Are teachers the new frontline workforce, battling the needs of our kids, their families and their long term mental health? And has COVID-19 shown us the classroom of the future? Join us as we explore whether it’s safe for our children (and their teachers) to be back in the schoolyard. Featuring: Professor Sarath Ranganathan, Professor Janet Clinton, Professor Patrick McGorry AO and Professor Shitij Kapur.
Life beyond coronavirus: The race for a vaccine, 14 May 2020
In the third episode of our six-part web series 'Life Beyond Coronavirus: The Expert view', the race for a vaccine is on. Join world leading experts as we explore what a vaccine is, who is getting close and why does it matter? What if we don’t manage to develop one and just how much will it cost us if we fail? Hint: the answer is in trillions. Featuring Professor Sharon Lewin, Professor Kanta Subbarao, Professor Damien Purcell, Professor Chris Edmond and Professor Shitij Kapur.
Life beyond coronavirus: What will it take to end isolation? 30 April 2020
In the second episode of our six-part web series 'Life Beyond Coronavirus: The Expert view' our panel dissect the latest data about coronavirus in Australia and explore the new COVID-19 trace and track app; how it works, how we can protect our civil rights and if it has a role to play in lifting public health restrictions.
Life beyond coronavirus: Flattening the curve, 16 April 2020
Flattening the curve is a term that’s trending right now but there’s a lot of confusion about what it means. In this online video discussion our expert panellists review the latest data and answer your questions. If you’re after accurate, timely information without spin, you’ll want to watch. Featuring: Professor Sharon Lewin AO, Professor James McCaw, Professor Ian Harper and Professor Joy Damousi.
COVID-19 online panel discussion, 21 March 2020
A panel discussion at the Doherty Institute hosted and moderated by The University of Melbourne, Faculty of Medicine Dentistry and Health Sciences Dean Professor Shitij Kapur and with panellists including Doherty Institute Director Professor Sharon Lewin, Doherty researchers Professor Kanta Subbarao, Professor Dale Godfrey and Dr Mike Catton, and clinical neuropsychologist Professor Sarah Wilson.
Assistant Vice-Chancellor Health interviews COVID-19 experts, 19 February 2020
Following the Doherty Institute breakthrough in late January – where researchers successfully grew the coronavirus – Assistant Vice-Chancellor (Health) and Dean of the Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences, Professor Shitij Kapur, sat down with Drs Julian Druce and Mike Catton to discuss how they achieved such a rapid response, and Professors Kanta Subbaroa and Sharon Lewin to discuss treatments, vaccines and taking a One Health approach to prevent outbreaks of this kind.
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