Pathways Issue 4: COVID-19 and Seniors' Health - Page 7

UBC EXPERTS EXPLAIN COVID-19 Community transmission GLOBAL NEWS Dr. Stephen Hoption Cann, clinical professor at UBC’s School of Population and Public Health, on what it means when the virus is passed within a community, rather than contracted by travel. RE AD ARTICLE The psychology of pandemics INDEPENDENT, U.K. To help flatten the curve, let’s clean our air GLOBE AND MAIL What actions can be taken to eliminate air pollution and reduce health risks during the outbreak? Dr. Christopher Carlsten, UBC professor of respiratory medicine and Canada Research Chair in Occupational and Environmental Lung Disease, and professor Dr. Michael Brauer and associate professor Dr. Sarah Henderson in UBC’s School of Population and Public Health, offer their advice. In 2019, Dr. Steven Taylor, UBC professor of psychiatry, made a number of predictions about the next pandemic — and almost all of them have come true. His recently published book The Psychology of Pandemics explores how psychological factors are important for understanding the spread of fear, stigmatization and xenophobia when people are threatened with infection. RE AD ARTICLE RE AD ARTICLE I S S U E 4 : S P E C I A L E D I T I O N — COV I D -1 9 A N D S E N I O R S ’ H E A LT H    5