August 12, 2020 August 12, 2020
04:00 PM until 04:30 PM

Exploratorium and University of California San Francisco’s COVID Conversations: Children, Masks, and the Surge

Join Exploratorium Senior Scientist Jennifer Frazier in conversation with Dr. George Rutherford for an update on new COVID-19 data. Recommended for ages 12+.
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In the last weeks, there has been a surge in COVID-19 cases, and new research on how the virus spreads among children and through the air. This COVID Conversation will focus on what is known about children and the virus, new data on airborne transmission and the effectiveness of masks, and what some models are predicting for the fall.
Date: August 12, 2020
Time: 4-4:30 p.m.
Location: Online-see above
George W. Rutherford, MD is the Head of the Division of Infectious Disease and Global Epidemiology in the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics in the School of Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco. He’s worked extensively in public health, with an emphasis on the epidemiology and control of communicable diseases, and has held a number of positions in public health agencies, including having served as State Health Officer and State Epidemiologist for California, Director of the AIDS Office for the San Francisco Department of Public Health, Director of Immunizations for the New York City Department of Health and an Epidemic Intelligence Service Officer at Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. He is currently leading several efforts to address the COVID-19 epidemic, including serving on the committees that advises the San Francisco Department of Public Health.

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12 and up