Consider This! Simplifying the COVID-19 conversation

Consider This! Simplifying the COVID-19 conversation

The current pandemic and “FAKE NEWS” has brought science and research to the forefront of our vernacular, highlighting the vital importance that we understand the terminology, technology, and scientific process to be an informed citizenry. Consider This! COVID-19 Webinars, hosted by Notre Dame Professors Heidi Beidinger-Burnett (Director of the Global Health Master’s Program and President of the St. Joseph County Board of Health) and Mary Ann McDowell (Associate Professor of Biological Sciences) and sponsored by the Eck Institute for Global Health and the Office of the Provost, was a weekly conversation unpacking the science and research behind such topics as vaccines, epidemiology, public health, testing, food security, racial inequities, and evidence used to inform decisions about opening schools, athletics, and businesses.

Beidinger-Burnett and McDowell hosted Notre Dame and community experts to explore each of these issues in-depth, explaining the science and research that underpins each topic in an accessible manner.

The views presented are the views of the hosts and guests, not the views or policies of the University of Notre Dame. Information provided is not intended to serve as, nor should be interpreted as, specific medical advice or a substitute for the advice of an individual’s personal health practitioner

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Series Description

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Video 7 minutes Meet the Faculty Hosts Heidi Beidinger-Burnett and Mary Ann McDowell
Video 14 minutes Introduction to SARS-CoV-2 Mary Ann McDowell
Article 1 minute Notre Dame-based research coalition launches Indiana COVID-19 Registry Notre Dame News
Video 60 minutes View the Event Heidi Beidinger-Burnett and Mary Ann McDowell
Article Additional Resources Heidi Beidinger-Burnett and Mary Ann McDowell
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Video 10 minutes Introduction to SARS-CoV-2 Immunity Mary Ann McDowell
Video 8 minutes Introduction to COVID-19 Vaccines Mary Ann McDowell
Video 5 minutes Two COVID-19 Treatments Mary Ann McDowell
Video 60 minutes View the Event Heidi Beidinger-Burnett and Mary Ann McDowell
Article Additional Resources Mary Ann McDowell
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Format Length Title Speaker
Video 2 minutes Preview for Week 3 Heidi Beidinger-Burnett
Video 5 minutes Unmasked: Lab study shows which face coverings are effective Mark McCready
Video 8 minutes The Science of Droplet Transmission Mary Ann McDowell
Video 9 minutes Tracking COVID-19 Data Heidi Beidinger-Burnett and Mary Ann McDowell
Video 60 minutes View the Event Heidi Beidinger-Burnett and Mary Ann McDowell
Article Additional Resources Heidi Beidinger-Burnett and Mary Ann McDowell
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Format Length Title Speaker
Video 2 minutes Preview for Week 4 Heidi Beidinger-Burnett
Video 46 minutes Live Chat with Athletics Director Jack Swarbrick ND Loyal
Article 2 minutes Strong of Heart - Tricia Bellia Department of Athletics
Video 9 minutes What is a Close Contact? Mary Ann McDowell
Video 12 minutes Tracking COVID-19 Data Heidi Beidinger-Burnett
Video 60 minutes View the Event Heidi Beidinger-Burnett and Mary Ann McDowell
Article Additional Resources Heidi Beidinger-Burnett and Mary Ann McDowell
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Format Length Title Speaker
Video 2 minutes Preview for Week 5 Heidi Beidinger-Burnett
Video 12 minutes Epidemiology Tutorial: R0 and Superspreaders Jenna Coalson
Video 13 minutes Epidemiological Modeling Tutorial Alex Perkins
Video 60 minutes View the Event Heidi Beidinger-Burnett and Mary Ann McDowell
Article Additional Resources Heidi Beidinger-Burnett and Mary Ann McDowell
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Format Length Title Speaker
Video 2 minutes Preview for Week 6 Heidi Beidinger-Burnett
Video 8 minutes Detecting SARS-CoV-2 Mary Ann McDowell
Article 3 minutes Engineers and scientists study wastewater, focus short-term forecasts in response to pandemic Jessica Sieff, ND Media Relations
Video 10 minutes Tracking COVID-19 Data Heidi Beidinger-Burnett
Article 60 minutes View the Event Heidi Beidinger-Burnett and Mary Ann McDowell
Article Additional Resources Heidi Beidinger-Burnett and Mary Ann McDowell
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Format Length Title Speaker
Video 2 minutes Preview for Week 7 Heidi Beidinger-Burnett
Video 89 minutes Racism Is A Health Crisis Heidi Beidinger-Burnett and Mary Ann McDowell
Video 12 minutes Tracking COVID-19 Data Heidi Beidinger-Burnett
Video 60 minutes View the Event Heidi Beidinger-Burnett and Mary Ann McDowell
Article Additional Resources Heidi Beidinger-Burnett and Mary Ann McDowell
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Video 2 minutes Preview for Week 8 Heidi Beidinger-Burnett
Video 11 minutes Testing Overview Mary Ann McDowell
Video 8 minutes PCR Testing Mary Ann McDowell
Video 6 minutes Antibody Testing Mary Ann McDowell
Video 6 minutes Antigen Testing Mary Ann McDowell
Article 1 minute HERE to conduct surveillance testing to keep the University open Heidi Beidinger-Burnett and Mary Ann McDowell
Video 10 minutes Tracking COVID-19 Data Heidi Beidinger-Burnett
Video 60 mintues View the Event Heidi Beidinger-Burnett and Mary Ann McDowell
Article Additional Resources
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Format Length Title Speaker
Video 2 minutes Preview for Week 9 Heidi Beidinger-Burnett
Video 9 minutes Tracking COVID-19 Data Heidi Beidinger-Burnett
Video 60 minutes View the Event Heidi Beidinger-Burnett and Mary Ann McDowell
Article Additional Resources Heidi Beidinger-Burnett and Mary Ann McDowell
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Format Length Title Speaker
Video 2 minutes Preview for Week 10 Heidi Beidinger-Burnett
Video 8 minutes COVID-19 Vaccine Update Mary Ann McDowell
Video 11 minutes Tracking COVID-19 Data Heidi Beidinger-Burnett
Video 60 minutes View the Event Heidi Beidinger-Burnett and Mary Ann McDowell
Article Additional Resources Heidi Beidinger-Burnett and Mary Ann McDowell
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Format Length Title Speaker
Video 1 minute Preview for Week 11 Heidi Beidinger-Burnett
Video 11 minutes Tracking COVID-19 Data Heidi Beidinger-Burnett
Video 11 minutes Summary of Fall Semester Infections Mary Ann McDowell
Video 4 minutes Notre Dame COVID Dashboard Joshua Shrout
Video 60 minutes View the Event Heidi Beidinger-Burnett and Mary Ann McDowell
Article Additional Resources Heidi Beidinger-Burnett and Mary Ann McDowell