COVID-19 in the Americas seminar will explore policies, perspectives

By News@TheU

COVID-19 in the Americas seminar will explore policies, perspectives

By News@TheU
Participants in the virtual discussion—hosted by the Institute for Advanced Study of the Americas and the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation—will discuss data and projections for the region, which continues to be a hot spot for the virus.

Latin America continues to be a hot spot for the COVID-19 virus. With only 8 percent of the world’s population, the region has 43 percent of the average daily deaths worldwide.

The countries with the highest amount of deaths from the virus include Brazil with 3.6 million cases and more than 115,000 deaths and Mexico with 595,800 cases and about 64,158 deaths, according to the National Agency of Science and Technology.

The University of Miami Institute for Advanced Study of the Americas and the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation will offer an online seminar—"COVID-19 in the Americas: Policies and Perspectives”—on Wednesday, Sept. 2 at 2 p.m.

Speakers include University President Julio Frenk, a medical doctor and global health expert who was former health minister of Mexico; Felicia Knaul, a health economist who is director of the University’s Institute for Advanced Study of the Americas and oversees the Latin America COVID-19 Observatory; Dr. Rafael Lozano, professor of health metrics sciences and the director of health systems at the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation at the University of Washington; and Michael Touchton, associate professor of political science who has studied governance and public health in Latin America throughout his career.  

In the seminar, participants will review projections on COVID-19 from the Institute for Health and Metrics and Evaluation and data from the Latin America COVID-19 Observatory, which tracks subnational public policy responses in Mexico, Brazil, Colombia, Bolivia, Chile, and Argentina.     

Visit https://bit.ly/32in3fC to sign up for the seminar.

Submit comments or questions in advance here.