Penn State infectious disease experts launch COVID-19 video series

Keith Hickey
March 23, 2020

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — In an effort to serve as a trusted resource about the ever-evolving coronavirus pandemic, Penn State’s Center for Infectious Disease Dynamics (CIDD) — which employs one of the largest groups of co-located disease experts in the world — has launched a new initiative to respond to the most frequently asked questions from our community.

“People are understandably worried about the impact of COVID-19 and the public health risk it poses,” said Elizabeth McGraw, CIDD director. “There’s an overwhelming amount of information being shared, some of which is speculation, rumor, or simply just incorrect. We want the public to have the most accurate current information, based on scientific evidence.”


To better inform the public during this time of global health crisis, Penn State’s Center for Infectious Disease Dynamics (CIDD) has launched the Ask CIDD initiative. This new video series will answer the public’s most commonly asked questions about Coronavirus and COVID-19 with answers from real experts, using the most current research based on accurate, fact-supported science. Learn more: 

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CIDD researchers are currently involved in modeling the current pandemic, studying virus transmission, advising governments and the health industry, and developing diagnostics, vaccines and therapeutics. All of which can provide the public unique and varied perspective and comment with scientific authority to the most common concerns, misconceptions and misunderstandings.

Questions may be submitted by emailing “Ask CIDD” will respond to questions from the public at this website:

CIDD is part of the Huck Institutes of the Life Sciences at Penn State. 

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Last Updated March 27, 2020