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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.

For more information, contact Barbara Brosher at bbrosher@iu.edu or 812-855-1175.

Cole Beeler
IU Indianapolis

Cole Beeler

IU 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.

Expertise

Infectious diseases, infection prevention, influenza, flu, medical student education.

Thomas Duszynski
IU Indianapolis

Thomas Duszynski

Richard M. Fairbanks School of Public Health / Department of Epidemiology

Thomas Duszynski is a clinical assistant professor at the IU Fairbanks School of Public Health in Indianapolis and an expert on public health and epidemiology. He can discuss the FDA’s approval of new COVID-19 booster shots. 

Expertise

Public health, epidemiology, infectious disease, COVID-19, influenza.

Graham McKeen
IU

Graham McKeen

Environmental Health & Safety

Graham McKeen is assistant university director of public and environmental health at Indiana University. He can discuss how to keep your guests safe and handle food properly at Thanksgiving gatherings.

Expertise

Public health, environmental health, food safety, communicable disease, COVID-19, water quality, pest management.

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