Next Scholars’ Hub @ Home event looks at immunity and COVID-19

Visualization of the COVID-19 virus. Photo by Fusion Medical Animation on Unsplash

Those who enjoy hearing about the latest thought-provoking research will not want to miss the next Scholars’ Hub @ Home speaker series event that will look at COVID-19 immunity generation in infected and vaccinated hosts.

Brought to you by York University’s Office of Alumni Engagement, the Scholars’ Hub @ Home speaker series features discussions on a broad range of topics, with engaging lectures from some of York’s best minds. Events are held in partnership with Vaughan Public Libraries, Markham Public Library and Aurora Public Library.

Jane Heffernan
Jane Heffernan

Students, alumni and all members of the community are invited to attend. All sessions take place at noon via Zoom.

For the Aug. 18 edition of Scholars’ Hub @ Home, Professor Jane Heffernan from York’s Department of Mathematics and Statistics, Faculty of Science, will host a discussion titled “Immunity and COVID-19.”

Attendees will learn how immunity against SARS-CoV-2, the pathogen causing COVID-19, can be gained from infection and vaccination. When a sufficient level of immunity is gained in a population, the population can obtain herd immunity and can be protected from disease spread. This talk will provide an overview of some modelling studies that quantify the outcomes of immunity generation in infected and vaccinated hosts, and asks whether the threshold of herd immunity can actually be achieved.

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