Models of COVID-19 Vaccination, Non-Pharmaceutical Interventions, and Relaxation
Thursday, June 17 at 11:30am (PDT)Thursday, June 17 at 07:30pm (BST)Friday, June 18 03:30am (KST)
Jane Heffernan (York University, Canada), Miranda Teboh Ewungkem (Lehigh University, USA), Zhilan Feng (Purdue University, USA), John Glasser (Centres for Disease Control, USA)
At present, health policymakers are focused on allocating available vaccine among healthcare, other essential workers, and vulnerable segments of their populations. As immunity to SARS-CoV-2 increases, however, their attention will turn increasingly to assessments of the relative effectiveness of non-pharmaceutical interventions so that the least effective ones, especially those with adverse economic impact, and possibly eventually all, can be relaxed. As transmission modeling can inform such decisions, we will invite several speakers to share their recent work to address question on vaccination, NPI interventions, and relaxation.