The Coronavirus Pandemic
The Disrupted School Year and Public Health

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The Coronavirus Pandemic: The Disrupted School Year and Public Health
Facebook Live Q&A with Marc Lipsitch, Professor of Epidemiology, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, and Meira Levinson, Professor of Education, Harvard Graduate School of Education
Presented jointly by The Forum at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and The World from PRX & WGBH
Tuesday, January 12, 2021

In this live Forum Q&A, education expert Meira Levinson and epidemiologist Marc Lipsitch looked at how school closures and virtual learning are affecting K-12 students and their families during the coronavirus pandemic. They examined the implications for both education and public health as the nation’s schools remain a constantly changing patchwork of in-person, remote, and hybrid learning programs. What’s the latest science on children’s susceptibility to the virus and ability to infect others, and what impacts, if any, are there in the classroom environment? What are the particular learning challenges for children in populations that have been hit hardest by COVID-19 and its economic fallout? What can be done to assess and mitigate long-term risks of what many fear could be a “lost year” for the nation’s young people. The World’s Elana Gordon moderated.

 

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Presented jointly by The Forum at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and The World from PRX & WGBH

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