Resilience and Transport: How risky is using public transport from an epidemiological perspective.?
In the world, but especially in Latin America, there is a clear tendency to perceive public transport as a place of high infection for not allowing social distancing in the way that the use of the car, bicycle or traveling on foot allow. But, is public transport as dangerous as it is believed?
In this webinar "Resilience and Transportation: How risky is it to use public transportation from an epidemiological perspective?" we will refer to the different control measures by different governments, the latest studies to control the spread of the virus during the pandemic, and we will discuss realities and myths about public transport as a source of propagation of COVID-19.
We will also discuss the case of Medellín, a Colombian city that despite having many characteristics similar to other Latin American cities, has managed to maintain surprisingly low levels of COVID-19-related deaths. Likewise, we will approach the case of Transmilenio (Bogotá) from a public health and social epidemiology point of view in order to overcome disinformation gaps and promote safe use of public transport in cities.
- Alejandro Tirachini, associate professor in the Department of Civil Engineering at the University of Chile.
- Jairo Espinosa Oviedo, professor of the Department of Electric and Automatic Energy (Medellín) at the National University of Colombia
- Andrea Varela, Assistant Professor of the Faculty of Medicine at Los Andes University and coordinator of the Global Observatory of Physical Activity - GoPA!
Moderator: Carlos Pardo, Senior Manager of NUMO
Date: 5th August 4 – 5:30 pm (CEST)
The webinar will be held in Spanish with simultaneous translation into English.