In response to the covid-19 pandemic, Pure Earth’s “Quarantine” Q&A webinar series has been offering insights and analysis from our extensive network of colleagues and friends in public health around the world. It is one way we are sharing our experiences and expertise, and providing updates on how our global staff are continuing to work in a way that is safe for them and their communities. Watch recordings below, and check back for upcoming webinars in this series.
Pandemic, Pollution and Poverty
In “Pandemic, Pollution & Poverty,” renowned public health expert Dr. David Hunter (Richard Doll Professor of Epidemiology and Medicine, University of Oxford) shares insights and analysis of this pandemic. He discusses and interprets the latest data on the spread of covid-19, and discusses the vulnerability of populations in low- and middle- income countries already dealing with a high burden of disease from pollution. Pure Earth team members share what they see on the ground in Armenia, Tajikistan, Azerbaijan, Mongolia and Madagascar.
Dr. Jack Caravanos, Pure Earth’s Director of Research, and Clinical Professor of Environmental Public Health Sciences, NYU’s School of Global Public Health, closes the session with a special Q&A on how to protect yourself during the pandemic.
- Op-Ed: We are fighting a 21st-century disease with 20th-century weapons, Dr. David Hunter, The Guardian, April 5, 2020
- Op-Ed: Coronavirus: If we are in a war against COVID-19 then we need to know where the enemy is, Dr. David Hunter, The Conversation, April 1, 2020
Virtual Global Check-In With Pure Earth
Members of the Pure Earth global team discuss the new reality, and how we can emerge stronger and better equipped to solve global problems and ensure a healthy future for us all. Pure Earth President Richard Fuller opens the discussion with reports from Budi Susilorini in Indonesia, Alfonso Rodriquez in Colombia, and Daniel Estrada in Mexico. Dr. Jack Caravanos, Pure Earth’s Director of Research, and Clinical Professor of Environmental Public Health Sciences, NYU’s School of Global Public Health, closes the session with a special Q&A on how to protect yourself during the pandemic.
- Op-Ed: Clearing the Air: Ripple Effects of COVID-19, Richard Fuller, April 3, 2020