Michigan Tech’s COVID-19 town hall series returns tonight, including on air via 97.7 The Wolf. You can catch a rebroadcast Sunday on ABC 10. Kelly Kamp says communication is a key theme of the show, particularly how to keep from tuning out due to pandemic fatigue.
Guests will include a Michigan Tech professor on how to better relay information to the public, especially as data changes rapidly. Journalist Josh Vissers will speak to the same subject from the media’s perspective. There will also be a presentation on the 1918 pandemic and what lessons can be gleaned for our current situation.
Kamp says current circumstances provide a fascinating look at the scientific process in real time, which means the answers we develop to questions about COVID-19 may take longer than what modern society has become comfortable with.