Advice from Professor David Heymann


Advice from Professor David Heymann
Professor of Infectious Disease Epidemiology at LSHTM and Head of the Centre on Global Health Security

At our recent Asset Management event on 5 March, Professor David Heymann joined us as a keynote speaker. As you can imagine our participants had a lot of questions and you can see and hear the expert advice he gave below (please click on the question to be taken to the supporting video).

1. Why are people so worried about COVID-19 when it has a lower mortality rate than flu? 
2. Why does a virus kill its hosts? 
3. What are the most prudent measures individuals can take to help control the outbreak? 
4. Should we expect more pandemics like this in the future? 
5. Is mass quarantine the answer? 
6. Does heat make a difference? 
7. Is Professor Heymann worried about COVID-19?

To see the full keynote presentation please click on the image below.

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If you have any further concerns regarding COVID-19 please visit the NHS website for full information about coronavirus, including answers to common questions.