March 30, 2020
Some of the radical changes we are making—what they are showing us about what we can do together and the impact we can have on our society and our world—hold lessons for what is possible in a world after COVID-19.
Will we learn that there is perhaps a different way of living in cities? Imagine a city with no cars, less pollution, and simply more beauty. Imagine a society that comes together routinely to support the most vulnerable as a matter of principle and not exception. Imagine leveraging all our intelligence and all the power of our social organization to make this happen.
March 20, 2020
I hope you are all keeping calm, and safe, and connected to each other in these challenging and unprecedented times.
The more I talk to people the more I realize how much need there is for a calm, rational message that explains what is happening with all its uncertainties, but that also highlights what we can do.
Other countries have managed to stop the spread of this virus, using the tried and true public health approach. We can too. We as a public health community have a lot to contribute.
March 16, 2020
As you know by now, our School in accordance with Drexel University policies is transitioning to remote work and all exams and classes have been transferred online for the spring term.
These are difficult times. It is important that do our best to operate based on evidence and not fear. A silver lining is that, as has often been noted, crisis situations often bring out the best in humanity. I can already see this in our community.
March 3, 2020
I am writing with a few updates on the global outbreak of a novel coronavirus, which causes a respiratory illness now called COVID-19.
Our School must lead by sharing facts, using our public health expertise to guide and support the best strategies, taking care of each other, and working together to face this new threat.