Presentasjonen vil bli holdt på engelsk, er gratis og åpen for alle.
Excess mortality quantifies the overall mortality impact of a pandemic. This presentation summarises recent research that historically contextualises covid-19 for Switzerland and other countries by comparing past and present pandemics based on equivalent mortality data.
The presentation will be held by dr. Kaspar Staub, who will be a guest researcher at Centre for Research on Pandemics & Society (PANSOC) 16-19 May. Staub is a historian and epidemiologist and works at the University of Zurich, Switzerland. Staub is the leader at the research group "Anthropometry and Historical Epidemiology" at the Institute of Evolutionary Medicine.