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COVID-19 & Child Health

What the Experts Say: Coronavirus & Children
(Past event)

Event type: Webinar

events01 October 2020
time15:00 - 16:00 CET

 

On Thursday 1 October at 15:00 CET | 09:00 EST, UNICEF Office of Research-Innocenti presented its seventh Leading Minds Online webinar ‘What the Experts Say - Coronavirus and Children' on Child Health.

As COVID-19 has been kinder to children, it’s also pushed children into the shadows – they’re barred from play, barred from school and more critically barred from health clinics with routine health services grinding to a halt. Adolescents too have seemed invisible even invincible.

What do we know about the virology of children and young people – why do children seem to have special immunity? Usually, children are the first to get any vaccine. Will that happen with a COVID vaccine? What about those who will refuse to vaccinate their children? And what’s been happening to children’s health and immunization in general while the pandemic rages? Because every child deserves answers, we ask the experts the big, burning questions about child health.

WHEN: Thursday 1 OCTOBER 15:00 CEST | 9:00 EST



Confirmed panelists:

 

  

Experts

Heidi Larson
Professor of Anthropology, Risk and Decision Science, LSHTM
Luwei Pearson
Associate Director and Chief of Health Programme, UNICEF NYHQ
Dr. David Nabarro
Special Envoy of WHO Director General on COVID19
Dr. Raji Tajudeen
Head, Division of Public Health Institutes and Research, Africa CDC
David Anthony
Moderator
Sarah Crowe
Moderator

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