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Clinical and epidemiological benefits of early treatment and prophylaxis for COVID-19

October 18, 2021

Speakers: Meagan O’Brien (Regeneron Pharmaceuticals); Jennifer Ross (University of Washington)


This series is co-hosted with The Big Data Institute at The University of Oxford to reveal and promote cutting-edge research that is directly relevant to digital tools that help mitigate the spread of infectious diseases.


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Watch recordings of past events, anytime. Contributors include leading experts in exposure science, epidemiology, virology, public health, infectious disease, privacy, cybersecurity, and more.

OCT 2021


Clinical and epidemiological benefits of early treatment and prophylaxis for COVID-19


  • Meagan O’Brien (Regeneron Pharmaceuticals)
  • Jennifer Ross (University of Washington)

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SEPT 2021


Strategies for COVID-19 Presence Tracing


  • Justus Benzler (Robert Koch Institute)
  • Vincent Roca (Inria National Research Institute)
  • Merrin MacLeod (New Zealand EN app)
  • Edouard Bugnion (EPFL)
  • James Petrie (WeHealth)

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AUG 2021


Bluetooth & Beyond for Exposure Notification Technology


  • Amanda Wilson (University of Arizona)
  • Ramsey Faragher (Focal Point Positioning)
  • Curran Schiefelbein (MIT Lincoln Laboratory)

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JUN 2021


The emergence of new mutations in SARS-CoV-2 and their implications


  • Tyler Starr (Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center)
  • Katrina Lythgoe (University of Oxford)

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MAY 2021


Does it really work? Collecting data on the German Corona-Warn-App

Speakers (Robert Koch Institute):

  • Tim Weihrauch
  • Göran Kirchner
  • Justus Benzler

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APR 2021


The SwissCovid App: Where do we stand after 10 months of operation?


  • Viktor von Wyl (University of Zurich)
  • Marcel Salathé (Swiss National COVID-19 Science Task Force)

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MAR 2021


Trading Privacy for Effectiveness in Exposure Notifications: A Debate

Speakers & Respondents:

  • Peter Singer - Ethics
  • James Petrie - WeHealth
  • Carmela Troncoso - DP3T
  • Louise Ivers - Public Health
  • Jane Bambauer - Law
  • Jason Hong - User Acceptability

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Jan 2021


Looking at the Covid-19 Pandemic through the Lens of Risk Analysis


Speaker: Charles N. Haas (Drexel University)

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DEC 2020


The Timing of SARS-CoV-2 Transmission and Viral Load Dynamics


Luca Ferretti, University of Oxford’s Big Data Institute

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Last week’s event was awesome! There were 5 from my department that attended as well, they also wrote to say how much they enjoyed the debate.