Dec 23

Past Event

Using Computer Simulations, Experts Devise Strategy to Contain Smallpox Attack

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Summary

At this briefing, experts at the Brookings Institution-Johns Hopkins Center on Social and Economic Dynamics and the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health will reveal a powerful computer simulation graphically illustrating the effects of a bioterrorism outbreak of smallpox in a hypothetical American county. Based on the computer model, they developed an alternative strategy for vaccinating against smallpox compared to the strategy recently announced by President Bush.

Dr. Joshua M. Epstein, a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution, and Dr. Donald S. Burke, a professor of international health and epidemiology at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, will demonstrate and explain the project, and answer questions.

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Details

December 23, 2002

10:00 AM - 12:00 AM EST

The Brookings Institution

Falk Auditorium

1775 Massachusetts Ave., NW

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