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Corona Update | Dr. Michael Klompas

Updated: Nov 30, 2020

Dr. Klompas is an Associate Professor at Harvard Medical and Infectious Disease Physician/Epidemiologist at Brigham's and Women's Hospital.

It has been an extraordinarily long few months to say the least. Society has undergone significant changes, many for the better and some obviously for the worse. It may be that the worse is yet to come. Before we emerge into this new environment, lets take pause to hear again from Dr. Michael Klompas about what we know, what we don’t know, what to expect, and how we can prepare.

“The majority of our interactions in society are actually low risk. That is because 1% of people are infected in general society and the risk of transmission for any given interaction is low.... This is not an invitation to go fast and loose with your social distancing but you don't need to feel like a sword it hanging over you at all times.” - Dr. Michael Klompas

Dr. Michael Klompas is an associate professor at Harvard Medical and an infectious disease physician and associate hospital epidemiologist at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston. He works on public health surveillance using electronic health information with a particular focus on finding ways to make electronic surveillance sensitive, specific, objective, and reproducible. Examples include healthcare-associated infections, communicable diseases, and diabetes. He is the clinical leader for the Electronic medical record Support for Public Health Project (ESP) under the umbrella of the CDC Center of Excellence for Public Health Informatics. The ESP project aims to create generalizable tools for real-time public health surveillance using electronic medical record data..


“Why Outbreaks Like Coronavirus Spread Exponentially and How to Flatten the Curve” includes by the Washington Post includes interactive graphics..

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