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Perspectives of COVID-19 Pandemics: Epidemiology, Prevention and Control

September 30, 2020

With collaboration with four APRU universities (University of California Los Angeles, University of Sydney, National University of Singapore, and Peking University), this Inaugural APRU Crisis Management Webinar, led by UCLA Fielding School of Public Health will focus on the Perspectives of Covid-19 Pandemic: Epidemiology, Prevention and Control in Pacific Rim Region.

China, Singapore, Australia and United States have different pattern of Covid-19 in incidence and mortality. The observed mortality rates of Covid-19 are much lower in Asian countries of the pacific rim (3/Million in China and 5/M in Singapore, respectively) than in California and United States (349/M in California and 585/M in the US), while the Covid-19 tests per million are at similar levels.

This webinar will compare and contrast the epidemiological patterns and intervention strategies (risk communication, face masking, social distance, personal hygiene, stay home order, tracing and isolation, etc) among 4 countries in Pacific Rim Region, will summarize experience and lessons learned during the Covid-19 prevention and control, and will identify potential challenges, solutions, and opportunities for control of Covid-19 pandemic.

Perspectives of COVID-19 Pandemics: Epidemiology, Prevention and Control

Date and Time
September 29th 5 pm (Los Angeles)
September 30th 8 am ( Singapore/ Beijing), 10 am (Sydney)

Duration: 2 hours

Prof Ron Brookmeyer, Dean, Fielding School of Public Health, UCLA

Prof Zuo‐Feng Zhang, Associate Dean for Research, Fielding School of Public Health, UCLA


  • Prof Yik-Ying Teo, Dean of Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health, National University of Singapore
  • Dr Zunyou Wu, Chief Epidemiologist and Director, Division pf HIV Prevention, NCAIDS/China CD
  • Dr Julie Leask, Sydney Nursing School and School of Public Health, Faculty of Medicine and Health, The University of Sydney
  • Prof Yifang Zhu, Associate Dean of Fielding School of Public Health, UCLA
  • Prof Timothy F. Brewer, Epidemiology and Medicine, Fielding School of Public Health, UCLA


Visit here to view all speakers’ bios and slides.
Watch the recording here.
View a flyer here.

Additional Information

  • Viewers can tune in the webinar via YouTube livestream if registration capacity is reached.
  • This webinar is open to the public and will be recorded for those who cannot attend live.
  • The views, information, or opinions expressed during webinars are solely those of the individuals involved and do not necessarily represent those of Association of Pacific Rim Universities (“APRU”) and its employees. APRU is not responsible for and does not verify for accuracy of any of the information contained in the series.