COVID-19: Variants & Mutations
A Collaboration of the Colorado School of Public Health and the Denver Museum of Nature & Science
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As COVID-19 variants emerge across the globe - particularly the more contagious B.1.1.7. - scientists are racing to understand how dangerous they might be while policymakers try to adjust health guidelines accordingly. Viruses are ever-changing by nature, and each mutated strain poses new and different challenges. What can epidemiology tell us about these new SARS-CoV-2 variants? And how can public health officials stay one step ahead?
Join us Wednesday, February 10 at 8:30 a.m. MT for a discussion with Dr. Angela Rasmussen, a virologist at Georgetown University's Center for Global Health and Security specializing in viruses that are highly pathogenic and/or newly emergent. She'll discuss the evidence for higher variant transmissibility and what we know about the efficacy of existing vaccines against mutations before answering audience questions live during our moderated Q&A.
This free public webinar is a collaboration of the Colorado School of Public Health, the Denver Museum of Nature & Science, and the Institute for Science & Policy. The session will also be streamed live on the Institute's Facebook and YouTube channels.