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The hidden truths about pandemics

The hidden truths about pandemics

Published on: February 20, 2020


Ales Jug

Ales Jug

Sharon Dipasquale

Sharon Dipasquale

Join Becker College professors Sharon Dipasquale and Ales Jug on March 2 at 5:30 p.m. for a discussion on “The hidden truths about pandemics: How response to infectious disease determines socioeconomic impacts.” The event will be held in the Barrett Center, 80 William St., on Becker College’s Worcester campus. The lecture is part of the Franklin M. Loew Lecture Series at Becker College.  It is free and open to everyone.

A growing number of international companies, including Apple, McDonald’s and Starbucks are among those that have shuttered stores, reduced service or removed staff from China as the coronavirus pandemic continues to dampen global economic activity.

The talk will focus on how different factors not only influence the course of an existing pandemic but can also influence the incidence of, and the health and economic outcomes of, future pandemic outbreaks. Those factors include global travel, environmental changes and human responses to perceived health threats. Other factors, including health care preparedness, politics, and economic and health care disparities, can also strongly influence the overall impact of pandemic outbreaks.

Sharon Dipasquale, MSN, RN, is an instructor of nursing at Becker College and Ales Jug, PhD, PhD, is an associate professor of management and marketing at Becker College.  The Franklin M. Loew Lecture Series is a public forum that invites scholars and professionals to present lectures on topics of interest and importance to the Becker College community.

Seating is limited. Please RSVP to lectures@becker.edu.

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