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Coronavirus: Science, Uncertainty, and Policy

 Wednesday, November 24, 2021 at 14:15-15:45

Hybrid event: Law Faculty seminar room, University of Haifa* &  Zoom

Link to recording on YouTube

Link to slides

The event was streamed live on Facebook

* 3rd level of the Terrace building (Hamadrega) - see map


An overview of the coronavirus crisis will be provided, including infection and mortality rates, how the virus is transmitted, infectiousness of the original and Delta variants, different vaccine types and how they work, vaccine efficacy and waning efficacy over time, hybrid immunity for those both infected and vaccinated, treatment options both early and late; vaccine hesitancy and refusal and vaccine encouragements (e.g., green pass), vaccine mandates, mask efficacy. Both Israeli and international data will be discussed.

Prof. Bernard Black is Nicholas D. Chabraja Professor at Northwestern University, with positions in the Pritzker School of Law, the Kellogg School of Management, Department of Finance, and the Institute for Policy Research. His research areas include health policy and medical malpractice, empirical methods for causal inference, law and finance, and international corporate governance. Recent book: Medical Malpractice Litigation: How It Works; Why Tort Reform Hasn’t Helped (Cato Institute 2021, with David Hyman, Myungho Paik, William Sage, and Charles Silver). He is the founding Chairman of the annual Conference on Empirical Legal Studies (2006-2016), a founding editor of the Journal of Law, Finance and Accounting, and has run, since 2010, an annual summer workshop at Northwestern. He is among the leading empirical legal scholars in the U.S., with over 150 published articles and over 31,000 citations on Google Scholar.

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