Jews and Coronavirus: The Global View of Phase 1 of the Pandemic

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6:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Virtual Event

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Part of the Centre for Jewish Studies 2020-21 Evening Lecture Series

Speaker: Dr. Daniel Staetsky, Woolf Institute, Cambridge

The lecture surveys the impact of the first phase (March to May 2020) of the Coronavirus pandemic on Jews worldwide, comparing statistics about infection and mortality rates amongst Jews in different countries. Religious, socio-economic, and other factors that stand behind the statistics will be evaluated.

Daniel Staetsky is Senior Research Fellow at the Institute for Jewish Policy Research (JPR). He specialises in Jewish, Middle Eastern, and European demography and social statistics, especially with regard to religious and ethnic minorities. His publications include “Jewish Mortality Reconsidered” (Journal of Biosocial Science 2015), “Jews and Coronavirus in England and Wales: What the ONS Study of Covid-19 Mortality Comparing Different Religious Groups in England and Wales Tells Us About British Jewish Mortality” (JPS 2020).

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