Lessons learned from the US response to COVID-19

Lessons learned from the US response to COVID-19



14 April 2020




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While the United States is now reporting hundreds of deaths from COVID-19 every day, Australia has so far seen a total of less than 100 deaths since the pandemic began. But is Australia on a similar path to the United States? Are parts of the United States already “flattening the curve”? What public health lessons can be learned from the US experience thus far?

To discuss these issues, the USSC hosted a webinar event featuring United States Studies Centre CEO Professor Simon Jackman in conversation with Professor Raina MacIntyre, an expert on emerging infectious diseases at the Kirby Institute at UNSW Sydney and a member of the expert panel advising the Australian government on the coronavirus response.


  • Professor Simon Jackman
    Professor Simon Jackman

    Professor Simon Jackman was Chief Executive Officer of the United States Studies Centre from April 2016 to May 2022. Between 1996 and 2016, he was a Professor of Political Science and Statistics at Stanford University. Jackman's teaching and research centres on public opinion, election campaigns, political participation, and electoral systems with special emphasis on American and Australian politics.