The videos series offers a comprehensive analysis of the global Covid-19 pandemic from its beginning to September 2020. It considered the pandemic from multiple perspectives, including: the historical role of epidemics in human history; the basic epidemiology of SARS-CoV-2; the basic virology of SARS-Cov-2; the nature and causes of zoonotic diseases; the efficacy of Non-Pharmaceutical Interventions (NPIs) to control the pandemic; a comparative analysis of control measures in different countries; the economic and humanitarian consequences of the pandemic and ways to meliorate the crisis; the economics of vaccine development; and the role of international cooperation and global health institutions.
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The course contains recordings of a 12-week class delivered virtually by Jeffrey Sachs to students from Columbia SIPA, University College Dublin, and Sunway University during the September 2020 semester. The videos are available for free in the SDG Academy Library.
This course is for
Advanced undergraduate and graduate students interested in virology, public health, and economics
Policymakers and professionals who seek to encourage transformational change for sustainable development
Development practitioners who want to understand the broader context of public health and economics
Course logistics and requirementsThis series is available for free in the SDG Academy Library.
CertificatesThere is no certificate available for this course.
A guest lecture by Prof. Glenn Denning