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Excess mortality during past and present pandemics

Guest researcher, dr. Kaspar Staub, will talk about excess mortality during covid-19 and past pandemics.

This event will be held in English.

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.

The event is free, open for all and part of Lunsjpåfyll held by the University Library at OsloMet.