Monday, March 2, 2020: With the coronavirus (COVID-19) all over the news, we will take some time this week to better understand the science of the virus, learn about tools scientists use to study epidemiology, and investigate how treatments may eventually be developed.  After providing students some time to formulate and share questions and concerns, we will watch a comprehensive overview prepared by Dr. Arnaud Fontanet of the Institut Pasteur on February 20, 2020:

During his highly informative presentation, Dr. Fontanet references several of the following websites:

Coronavirus, SARS, MERS (and more) in the News

How About Treatment Options?

Virus Outbreak Simulations

Get Proactive!  The data is clear: the best way to control the spread of disease is through effective hand washing.  Students looking to earn bonus credit are encouraged to bring in the following supplies (+5 bonus each, +20 bonus max):

  • Hand Sanitizer
  • Paper Towels
  • Kleenex
  • Cleaning Wipes

Earn an additional +5 bonus credit by taking the HHS Public Health Survey (Student Bathrooms).