Anatomy of a Pandemic

A COVID-19 digital forum series presented by the O'Brien Institute for Public Health.

Health vs Economy? How we leave COVID-19 behind

Calgary Mayor Naheed Nenshi, business leaders and leading national scholars, take part in a panel discussion on the relationship between health and the economy.

Hopes and Challenges for the Coronavirus Vaccine

Experts from across the continent discuss the hopes, the nature and significant challenges associated with the distribution, application and acceptance of the new vaccines.

Our children's burden during COVID-19

This public forum discusses, among other topics, online schooling, lowered physical activity levels amongst kids, isolation from friends and family, and the emotional strain and fear inherent with the pandemic.

A second COVID-19 wave - hard realities and difficult decisions

This Anatomy of a Pandemic virtual forum addresses the current state of the COVID-19 pandemic in the Alberta, and explores the best path forward in managing this crisis.

Striking a balance for long-term care

Infection prevention experts, practitioners, policy makers, representatives of facility operators, and families come together to discuss priorities, practices and policies aimed at protecting health and maintaining the wellbeing of long-term care residents.

COVID-19 hoaxes, misinformation and fake news

Explore the phenomena of COVID-19 hoaxes, misinformation and fake news circulating on the Internet, and what it means for the pandemic response.

COVID-19 and children's health

Drs. Jim Kellner, MD and Deinera Exner-Cortens, PhD, discuss how the COVID-19 pandemic is impacting children's health and social wellbeing during a May 28 digital forum.

Policy implications of COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic has policy implications that will affect Canadians well into the future. Learn about changes to health care policy, and how this crisis is impacting youth with disabilities.

Supporting vulnerable populations

Drs. Katrina Milaney, PhD, and Ronald D. Kneebone, PhD, discuss how the COVID-19 pandemic is impacting vulnerable populations in Calgary during a May 6 digital forum. 

Planning, response and human toll - COVID-19 on the front lines

A first-hand account of how the health care system is responding to the COVID-19 pandemic from physicians on the front-lines.

Current status of the COVID-19 emergency

Explore the current status of COVID-19 with respect to its biology, its transmissibility, and the public health measures needed to flatten the curve.

Tracing the fight against the coronavirus from inception to today

Explore how COVID-19 is spreading in Alberta and compare provincial data to data from elsewhere in the world.