The world is facing unprecedented challenges due to the escalating global uncertainty brought about by COVID-19. It is a highly complex, uncertain and fast-moving situation and increasingly dramatic measures are being adopted by countries around the world to try to minimize the crisis.
INSEAD is launching a new webinar series: “Navigating the Turbulence of COVID-19” to provide our community with deeper understanding of the key issues surrounding pandemic control and current countermeasures being taken around the world.
The webinars will be broadcast twice a week and will feature up-to-date analysis and insight from our faculty on the human cost of this pandemic, the growing global impact on the economy and the business implications of COVID-19. The webinars are free of charge for our alumni, students, faculty and staff.
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This webinar features Steve Chick, Professor of Technology and Operations Management, on “Risk Assessment: Lessons for Today from Past Outbreaks”.
Data and mathematical models for COVID are surrounding us, together with important messages such as flatten the curve by physical distancing in order to reduce mortality and to relieve demand on stretched care delivery systems. Models of infectious disease transmission and control have been used for many other settings, such as for vaccination programs, waterborne infection risk management, Creutzfeldt-Jacob disease, and influenza outbreaks. We discuss insights for risk assessment and mitigation models from some other communicable disease challenges as they are related to our current pandemic.