The Pulse of the Pandemic
27 March 2021
CONCERT HALL QPAC

Summary

Why didn’t we listen to the warning signs?

Things are changing so quickly. Exponentially, in fact. At the time of writing the USA has passed 450,000 COVID-19 deaths. Europe is locking down in the face of one coronavirus-related death every 17 seconds. And, in good news, vaccines are rolling out offering hope for the not-too-distant future. Meanwhile in Australia, we’re managing hot spots, celebrating double doughnuts, and grateful for the end of the border wars.

On the first anniversary of social distancing and large-scale lock downs in Australia, we review a devastating year, assess the state of play in 2021, and draw out the lessons of the past in order to pandemic-proof our future.

Hear from those who lived through one of the worst outbreaks in the world and Australian scientists who have taken on the responsibility to ensure we can live freely and safely in a post-pandemic environment. Can we be better prepared, or can we avoid these kinds of viral outbreaks altogether?

This session includes insights from Dr Jeannette Young and Professor Brett Sutton in a pre-recorded talk.

The Pulse of the Pandemic is  presented with The University of Queensland

 

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Raina MacIntyre

Raina MacIntyre

Speaker

Raina MacIntyre

Raina MacIntyre (MBBS Hons 1, M App Epid, PhD, FRACP, FAFPHM) is Professor of Global Biosecurity, NHMRC Principal Research Fellow and Head of the Biosecurity Program at the Kirby Institute,...

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Michael T Osterholm

Michael T Osterholm

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Michael T Osterholm

Distinguished Teaching Professor in the Division of Environmental Health Sciences, School of Public Health, a professor in the Technological Leadership Institute, College of Science and Engineering, and an adjunct professor in...

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Wendy Zukerman

Wendy Zukerman

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Wendy Zukerman

Wendy Zukerman has been a science journalist for over a decade, reporting on everything from octopus intelligence to superbugs. She started her career at New Scientist Magazine and went to the Australian...

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Paul Young

Paul Young

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Paul Young

Paul Young is Professor of Virology and Head of the School of Chemistry & Molecular Biosciences at The University of Queensland. He gained his PhD from the London School of...

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Norman Swan

Norman Swan

Moderator

Norman Swan

Norman Swan is a multi-award winning producer and broadcaster, host of RN’s Health Report, co-host of Coronacast and commentator on ABC TV’s 7.30. Norman studied medicine in his native Scotland, training in...

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Jeannette Young

Jeannette Young

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Jeannette Young

Dr Jeanette Young is the Queensland Chief Health Officer and one of the Deputy Directors-General in the Department of Health. She has specialist qualifications as a Fellow of the Royal...

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Brett Sutton

Brett Sutton

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Brett Sutton

Professor Brett Sutton is Victoria's Chief Health Officer. The Chief Health Officer undertakes a variety of statutory functions under health and food-related legislation. He also provides expert clinical and scientific...

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Location

CONCERT HALL QPAC, South Brisbane, QLD, Australia

Age Recommendation

Adults

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The Pulse Of The Pandemic

27 March 2021

90mins 11:00am

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