A Tale of Two Responses: Transatlantic Perspectives on the Pandemic
- Ezekiel Emanuel, Vice Provost for Global Initiatives, University of Pennsylvania
- Lothar Wieler, President, Robert Koch Institute, Germany
The United States is grappling with one of the worst coronavirus outbreaks in the world and many are looking to countries that controlled their outbreaks to understand what went wrong and where to go from here.
Organized in partnership with Perry World House and Wunderbar Together, this event will bring together leading public health experts from Germany and the United States to compare their countries’ responses.
What can the United States learn from European responses to the pandemic, and what factors affected public health outcomes the most? While many countries closed their borders and competed with one another for medical supplies, is there still hope for European and trans-Atlantic collaboration as the world works towards long-term recovery? Will the competition continue over a vaccine?
Join Penn’s Dr. Ezekiel Emanuel and Dr. Lothar H. Wieler of the Robert Koch Institute, Germany’s national public health institute, for a virtual conversation with Karen Donfried of the German Marshall Fund and Michael C. Horowitz of Perry World House.
If you have any questions, please contact Itai Barsade at [email protected].