Maine Currents 4/7/20: “From SARS to COVID-19: My Life With Pandemic Response”

Producer/Host: Amy Browne

Last week The Jackson Laboratory and Ellsworth Public Library presented a webinar for the local community entitled, “From SARS to COVID-19: My Life With Pandemic Response” featuring Jackson Lab President and CEO Edison Liu. Dr. Liu led the scientific response for Singapore during the SARS crisis in 2003, and spoke last week about the science of COVID-19, how to slow the spread of the virus, and what the scientific community is doing to address the public health crisis. And we do want to alert listeners that part of that discussion includes research on animals.

Nadia Rosenthal, Ph.D., JAX’s scientific director in Bar Harbor, moderated, and a question and answer session followed. There are a few references to slides, but they are explained well enough that it does not detract from the presentation on audio. If you would like to view the video of the webinar, we will post a link to that on WERU’s social media and along with the archives of today’s program.
Used with their permission, here is the presentation, recorded March 31st.

You may view the video of the presentation, here

About the host:
Amy Browne started out at WERU as a volunteer news & public affairs producer in 2000, co-hosting/co-producing RadioActive with Meredith DeFrancesco. She joined the team of Voices producers a few years later, and has been WERU’s News & Public Affairs Manager since January, 2006. In addition to RadioActive, Voices and Maine Currents, she also produced and hosted the WERU News Report for several years. She has produced segments for national programs including Free Speech Radio News, This Way Out, Making Contact, Workers Independent News, Pacifica PeaceWatch, and Live Wire News, and has contributed to Democracy Now and the WBAI News Report. She is the recipient of the 2014 Excellence in Environmental Journalism Award from the Sierra Club of Maine, and the First Place 2017 Radio News Award from the Maine Association of Broadcasters.