Community Conversation: Coronavirus

On March 8, the Museum of Science, in collaboration with WGBH, hosted a free, community-wide town-hall forum to discuss the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19). This important public conversation was for anyone interested in learning about making informed decisions for themselves and their families; the science behind this outbreak; local and state resiliency planning; and community support resources and organizing.

The Museum is proud to have hosted this critical, timely conversation that you can watch right here. Moderated by Arun Rath, host of WGBH’s All Things Considered, the conversation convened experts in infectious disease research, public health administrators, community organizers, and others who discussed the issues associated with this outbreak. Speakers and panelists included Tim Ritchie, president, Museum of Science; Nahid Bhadelia, MD, MA, associate professor, Section of Infectious Diseases, Boston University School of Medicine and National Emerging Infectious Diseases Laboratories; Jennifer Lo, MD, medical director, Boston Public Health Commission; and Larry Madoff, MD, medical director, Bureau of Infectious Disease and Laboratory Sciences, Massachusetts Department of Public Health.

Attendees asked questions and learned more about the 2019 Novel Coronavirus and the implications it has on an individual and community level.