Anatomy of Health Crises: History, Effects, Aftermath, Prevention

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WEDNESDAY 10:00AM ANATOMY OF HEALTH CRISES:  HISTORY, EFFECTS, AFTERMATH, PREVENTION

Coordinators: Carol Selsberg  (207) 439-7957

                              Penny Drooker (603) 397-5681

September 23Plague:  History of Epidemics.  Dr. Katherine Gaudet, Associate Director of the UNH Honors Program and affiliate faculty in Humanities, also teaches “Plague:  Literary Histories of Epidemics,” and will surprise us with her study of cultural differences in pandemic crises.  

September 30 – “Who Listens to Scientists?  Ideology, Beliefs and Behavior in a Pandemic.”  How much does political ideology affect a person’s trust in science?  How does that impact the response to a pandemic?  Join Dr. Lawrence Hamilton, UNH Professor of Sociology and Carsey School Senior Fellow, as he discusses recent research on these critical issues.

October 7  – Overall Effects of Coronavirus and Other Pandemics. Dr. Rosemary Caron, UNH Professor of Health Management and Policy and Faculty Fellow in the Carsey School of Public Policy, will define the consequences of the nightmare called Covid-19.

October 14 – “In the Trenches.”  We will hear from a panel of **essential** local people who contributed in different ways to overcoming the coronavirus pandemic, including Maine State Representative Michele Meyer, Hannaford employee Taylor Patterson,  and a pandemic health worker.