Flu-COVID ‘twindemic’ concerns: IU experts available to comment
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – As flu season approaches and the COVID-19 pandemic continues, there are concerns about cases of both diseases flaring up this fall and winter, causing a “twindemic.” Many of the measures that prevented the flu from spreading over the past two years, such as social distancing and wearing a mask, are no longer being practiced. IU experts are available to comment on flu season and the state of the pandemic.
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Cole BeelerIU School of Medicine
Dr. Cole Beeler, an assistant professor of clinical medicine in the Division of Infectious Diseases at the IU School of Medicine, is also associate fellowship director for the Infectious Disease Fellowship and medical director of Infection Prevention at University Hospital, where he rounds and has clinic. He is interested in infectious-related harm events, as well as resident and medical student education.
Infectious diseases, infection prevention, influenza, flu, medical student education.
Ana BentoSchool of Public Health/Epidemiology and Biostatistics
Ana Bento is an assistant professor in the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics at the IU School of Public Health-Bloomington and an adjunct in the Evolution, Ecology and Behavior Program in the Department of Biology. She is an eco-epidemiologist with a focus on ecology and evolution of infectious diseases.
Infectious disease transmission modeling, mathematical and statistical models, bacterial evolution, emerging and re-emerging disease, population dynamics.
Thomas DuszynskiRichard M. Fairbanks School of Public Health / Department of Epidemiology
Thomas Duszynski is a clinical assistant professor, director of epidemiology education and director of the Master of Public Health Program for the IU Richard M. Fairbanks School of Public Health at IUPUI. He has worked in public health for more than 20 years and started his career as an environmental inspector for a local health department.
Public health, epidemiology, infectious disease, COVID-19, influenza.
Graham McKeenEnvironmental Health & Safety
Graham McKeen is assistant university director of public and environmental health at Indiana University. He can discuss the 3-year anniversary of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Public health, environmental health, food safety, communicable disease, COVID-19, water quality, pest management.
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