Presented by Kevin Escandon (he/him), MD, MSc
Division of Infectious Diseases and International Medicine, University of Minnesota Medical School.
As our current and most concerning medical and social challenge in the world, COVID-19 continues to serve as an example of the complexities of public health and the human society itself. Amid a tsunami of information, distressing unknowns, and critical thinking flaws, we all have been disrupted by SARS-CoV-2 and have struggled with understanding scientific information, providing advice to our loved ones and patients, and moving on with our own lives amid the pandemic. In this seminar, Dr. Escandón will address key concepts in medical anthropology, will highlight failures in the management of the pandemic from a public health perspective, and will reflect on the need to acknowledge the importance of gray shades, nuance, context, and tolerance of uncertainty.
Everyone is welcome to attend.