Analyzing Pandemics: Economic and Policy Impacts – GIC Executive Briefing
The University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC) serves as the premier secure treatment center in the U.S. to guard against the threats of bioterrorism and infectious disease. The world-renowned hospital, based in Omaha, treats patients in its National Quarantine Unit designed for the fallout of SARS, Ebola and COVID-19. Chancellor Jeffrey Gold, M.D. covered important topics including a view from the front-line battle with COVID-19, the urgent importance of “flattening the curve”, hazard modeling and healthcare policy implications. Bill Kennedy will guide the conversation. David R. Kotok and others from Cumberland Advisors in Sarasota, Fla. were in virtual attendance.
This audio virtual event was conducted via the web and telephone dial-in. Presentation materials available on the GIC website.
Resources on COVID-19:
- Worst-Case Estimates for U.S. Coronavirus Deaths, New York Times (March 13, 2020)
- First Ebola, Now Coronavirus. Why an Omaha Hospital Gets the Toughest Cases, New York Times (February 18, 2020)
- Enhancing Private Sector Health System Preparedness for 21-st Century Health Threats Foundational Principles from a National Academies Initiative, JAMA (February 6, 2020)
- NExT The Nebraska Transformational Project briefing sheet, University of Nebraska Medical Center (February 10, 2020)
More information and speaker bios can be found at the Global Interdependence Center website: https://www.interdependence.org/events/analyzing-pandemics-economic-and-policy-impacts-series-gic-virtual-event/
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