Jackson Lab chief to address COVID-19 in online talk

ELLSWORTH — The Jackson Laboratory and the Ellsworth Public Library are collaborating to present an online program for the local community titled “From SARS to COVID-19: My Life With Pandemic Response” at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, March 31.

Jackson Lab President and CEO Edison Liu, who previously led the scientific response for the city-state of Singapore for the 2003 SARS crisis in 2003, will talk about the science behind the coronavirus (COVID-19), how to slow the virus’s spread, what the scientific community is doing to address the public health crisis and answer questions submitted during the free online program.

Nadia Rosenthal, the lab’s scientific director in Bar Harbor, will moderate the online Q&A session, which is open to the public. No registration is required. The program will be accessible through a link on the library’s website and Facebook page.

For information about how the lab is responding to the coronavirus outbreak, visit jax.org/coronavirus-information.

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