March 4, 2020

Public Health, Epidemiology, History, Crystal Ball
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What We Know
What We Suspect
What We Fear


Jay C. Butler, MD

Deputy Director for Infectious Diseases
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention


James V. Lavery, PhD

Conrad N. Hilton Chair in Global Health Ethics
Professor, Hubert Department of Global Health
Rollins School of Public Health

Clubhouse Location:
WHSCAB Plaza & Auditorium
6:00pm — wine, cheese, networking
6:30pm — meeting convenes
7:45pm — casual buffet dinner, more networking


Dear Vacciners,
Here's one way of looking at coronavirus ...

  # Cases # Deaths
Influenza (2019-2020 est) 15,000,000 – 21,000,000 8,200 – 20,000
Tuberculosis (2018) 10,000,000 1,200,000
Measles, worldwide (2018) 9,869,400 142,300
Coronavirus (2020)* 84,077 2,876
Ebola (2014-2016) 28,616 11,300
SARS (2003) 8,098 774

*Figures are reported through noon on 2/28/2020

Here's another way of looking at it…

• "Photos show Italy on lockdown because of a spike in coronavirus cases"
(Business Insider)

• "The Coronavirus is More Than a Disease. It's a Test"
(The New York Times)

• "Coronavirus: Iran's deputy health minister tests positive as outbreak worsens"

• "CDC expects 'community spread' of coronavirus, as top official warns disruptions could be 'severe'"

Coronavirus: What do we know? What do we suspect? What do we fear? Come to the March meeting of the VDC and find out!

Hope to see you for dinner at the Club on March 4.