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Tribute to Professor Val Curtis

Professor Curtis was based at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. She saved millions of lives through her work on ‘behaviour settings’ for sanitation and hand washing. Sadly, cancer took her life in October 2020. But her message lives on, and one of her ‘marching orders’ was to have more collaboration between scientists and creative health writers.(1) 

Behaviour settings and Coronavirus

Settings are places where people can cause harm to themselves or others. For example buses and trains. When people crowd together with the windows closed, the invisible, deadly Coronavirus can whoosh through the air in coughs and sneezes.

From coughing to coffin If someone breathes this infected air, they could die. That is why it is really, really important for people to kindly wear a mask over their nose and mouth to help stop the virus from its deadly spread.

Sep 2020
Professor Valerie Curtis
Discovering behaviour – inaugural lecture.
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