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Posted on: March 3, 2020

[ARCHIVED] March 5th, Get the facts: Education & Awareness About Coronavirus

Quinnipiac University and the Town of Hamden are co-sponsoring a timely discussion on the coronavirus (COVID-19) from 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, March 5 at the Thornton Wilder Auditorium, 2901 Dixwell Ave, Hamden.

The event, which is free and open to the public, will explore the following topics:

- Signs/symptoms/treatment
- Difference between seasonal flu and the coronavirus
- What is the difference between a bacteria and a virus
- The status of a vaccine
- How to best wash your hands
- How to best use hand soap and hand sanitizer
- How to best clean high contact surfaces
- What Quinnipiac is doing
- Which age groups are most at risk from the coronavirus
- Five things everyone can do now to reduce the chances of getting the coronavirus

The Quinnipiac University panel will include:
- Dwayne Boucaud, professor of biomedical sciences and director of graduate medical laboratory Science and biomedical science programs
- Dennis Brown, clinical associate professor of physician assistant studies and director of physician assistant studies
- Sheila Molony, professor of nursing
- Carol Awasu, professor of social work and director of social work master’s program
- Thomas Martin, director of biomedical sciences, microbiology and Immunology
- W. John Thomas, professor of law

Janelle Chiasera, dean of the School of Health Sciences, will moderate the discussion. 

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