Coronavirus: How We Got Here

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One month ago, Americans were just learning the term "coronavirus", and now coronavirus seems to be affecting every aspect of our lives. The incredibly rapid rise of the disease has at times created confusion and seemingly conflicting reports. On this special edition of Population Healthy, infectious disease expert and professor of Epidemiology Joseph Eisenberg traces the origins of coronavirus, adds historical context, and explores comparisons to the flu.

Listen to "Special Edition: Coronavirus: How We Got Here 3.20.2020" on Spreaker.

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In This Episode

Joseph EisenbergJoseph Eisenberg

Professor of Epidemiology at the University of Michigan School of Public Health
Joe Eisenberg studies infectious disease epidemiology with a focus on waterborne and vectorborne diseases. His broad research interests, global and domestic, integrate theoretical work in developing disease transmission models and empirical work in designing and conducting epidemiology studies. He is especially interested in the environmental determinants of infectious diseases. Learn more.


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