Navigating the COVID-19 Pandemic And Other Lessons in Disease

At the start of 2020, a virus now known as COVID-19 took hold in Wuhan, China before making its way around the world. Initial reports from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) say the virus likely traveled from animal-to-human via meat marketplaces. What ensued was detrimental: devastated economies, quarantine and death.

As a result of the outbreak, the term “social distancing” — the practice of abstaining from large social gatherings to help slow the spreading of disease — has become popularized. By March 2020, citizens worldwide remain in their homes either by mandate or by choice.

In this series, lectures from doctors, biologists, professors and climate experts examine the way in which disease originates, travels and is transmitted. These experts may help alleviate future confusion by providing information about disease that many worldwide did not know they needed — until now.

At the start of 2020, a virus now known as COVID-19 took hold in Wuhan, China before making its way around the world. Initial reports from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) say the virus likely traveled from animal-to-human via meat marketplaces. What ensued was detrimental: devastated economies, quarantine and death.

As a result of the outbreak, the term “social distancing” — the practice of abstaining from large social gatherings to help slow the spreading of disease — has become popularized. By March 2020, citizens worldwide remain in their homes either by mandate or by choice.

In this series, lectures from doctors, biologists, professors and climate experts examine the way in which disease originates, travels and is transmitted. These experts may help alleviate future confusion by providing information about disease that many worldwide did not know they needed — until now.