Grand Rounds - Jan. 6, 2023
"Epidemiology Update: RSV, COVID‐19, Monkey pox, Polio"

Speaker: Shira C. Shafir, PhD, MPH. Associate Professor, Department of Epidemiology, UCLA Fielding School of Public Health.




  1. Describe current epidemiologic characteristics of the COVID-19 pandemic, including transmissibility and severity of illness.
  2. Detail effectiveness of available vaccines in protecting against the Omicron variant.
  3. Describe the epidemiologic characteristics of the Monkeypox outbreak.
  4. Explain the current polio situation in New York.

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