Science from the Frontlines: Perceptions and Public Understanding of COVID-19


(Subtítulos en español disponibles) Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) has brought the world to a standstill over the last months, weeks, and days. As fear and panic increase among members of the public, it is more important than ever that accurate information about this novel virus reaches the concerned public. To assist in this important endeavor to ensure accurate information from valid, qualified authorities on COVID-19 reaches the public, the Chicago Council on Science and Technology will host a series of free online lectures with Q&A segments. Hear from and ask questions of Chicago’s esteemed researchers who are on the frontlines of COVID-19 research on topics ranging from vaccines to viral biology to social implications. As always, we are here to provide scientifically accurate information and make it accessible to all. In our first program of the series, Alicia Frasier, MPH, of RTI International will discuss a survey that she helped to create that looks at early findings of Americans’ knowledge of the Coronavirus and support for community mitigation strategies. Frasier will discuss the implications of this survey and how it could help inform next steps for public health officials, local and regional governments, and the public at large. Like our Content?

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