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Bell Ringer: Public Health Measures to Address the Coronavirus Pandemic

Public Health Measures to Address the Coronavirus Pandemic

Dr. Ashish Jha, Dean of the Brown University School of Public Health, discussed the different strategies that can be used to address the spread of COVID-19.

Description

Dr. Ashish Jha, Dean of the Brown University School of Public Health, discussed the different strategies that can be used to address the spread of COVID-19.

Bell Ringer Assignment

  • What is meant by public health measures?
  • What is meant by biomedical measures?
  • Explain what is meant by testing, tracing, and isolation. How does this prevent the spread of the coronavirus?
  • What is social distancing? How does this work to contain the virus?
  • What is the third strategy that Dr. Jha discusses in preventing the spread of the coronavirus?
  • In what ways has the response in the United States not been successful?
  • Based on this information, brainstorm ways that your community can limit the spread of the coronavirus.

Participants

    Vocabulary

    • Covid-19
    • Epicenter
    • Infection
    • Lockdown
    • Mitigate
    • Social Distancing

    Topics

    Federalism and State IssuesHealth

    Grades

    High SchoolUniversity