Since December, the COVID-19 virus has quickly spread around the world, strickening patients from China to Italy to the United States. It's estimated that the virus has a 2 percent mortality rate, causing many to fear the worst for their health and that of their loved ones. From public health to the economy to race relations, the impact the virus has had is undeniable.
With that in mind, WGBH News' All Things Considered host Arun Rath will host a town hall meeting this Sunday in the Boston Museum of Science. A team of local experts including Dr. Nahid Bhadelia, Dr. Larwrence Madoff and Dr. Jennifer Lo will answer questions from the public — in person and online — beginning at 3:30 p.m. Watch the livestream, produced by the Forum Network, here.
Bhadelia is the medical director of the Special Pathogens Unit at the Boston University School of Medicine and oversees the medical response program for the school's biosafety level 4 program at the National Emerging Infectious Disease Laboratories. During the Ebola epidemic, she worked as a clinician in Ebola treatment units with the World Health Organization and Partners in Health.
Madoff serves as the medical director for the Bureau of Infectious Disease and Laboratory Sciences at the Massachusetts Department of Public Health. He is also a professor at the University of Massachusetts School of Medicine.
Lo is the Medical Director of of the Boston Public Health Commission and practicing physician at the Greater Roslindale Medical and Dental Center. She is also an instructor at the Boston University Department of Family Medicine.
Submit questions for the event at slido.com. Enter code: #moscovid19