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AUC School of Medicine Alumnus Dr. Amesh Adalja Keeps the Public Informed on COVID-19

AUC School of Medicine Alumnus Dr. Amesh Adalja Keeps the Public Informed on COVID-19

As you’ve been keeping up with the news on the COVID-19 pandemic, you’ve likely come across a quote or seen an interview with AUC alumnus Dr. Amesh Adalja. As an infectious disease expert, Dr. Adalja has been featured prominently in the media for his work on pandemic preparedness and emerging infectious disease policies, especially as they relate to COVID-19.

Dr. Adalja is a Senior Scholar at the Johns Hopkins University Center for Health Security, a national think tank that conducts policy research for the US government and World Health Organization (WHO).

Recent articles featuring Dr. Adalja’s expertise include a New Yorker article about the prospect and challenges of developing antivirals for emerging infectious diseases, an NPR piece about the similarities and differences between COVID-19 and the 1918 influenza pandemic, and a New York Times article that explains how seasonal allergy symptoms differ from those caused by viral infections like influenza or coronavirus. Dr. Adalja is also regularly interviewed on cable news networks, such as MSNBC and Fox News.

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