jue 27 de ago|
Three Capitals Lecture Series: Dr. Moritz Kraemer
The effect of human mobility and population density on the spread of COVID-19
Time & Location
27 ago 2020, 09:00
About the event
The alumni society in Mexico invites you to a webinar by Dr. Moritz Kraemer on the measures required to contain the spread of COVID-19.
Dr. Kraemer, a Branco Weiss Research Fellow in Oxford's Department of Zoology and an Associate of the Oxford Martin Programme on Pandemic Genomics, is part of Global.health, a global consortium that is collating rich epidemiological data that include the dates when people first reported symptoms, not just a positive test date. Using these data and real-time travel data from the internet services company Baidu and global airline data, the consortium found that mobility statistics offered a precise record of the spread of SARS-CoV-2 among the cities of China at the start of 2020. However, once the virus had escaped Wuhan, strict local control measures such as social isolation and hygiene, rather than long-distance travel restrictions, played the largest part in controlling SARS-CoV-2 spread. Models of COVID-19 transmission can be expanded to all geographic areas around the world. Dr. Kraemer's webinar will be based on his most recent publication in Science.