COVID Vaccines and the Return to Life: Part 1
Thursday, March 11, 2021, 12:30–1:45pm EST
Co-hosted by LeapsMag, the Aspen Institute Science & Society Program (part of the Health, Medicine and Society Program), and the Sabin–Aspen Vaccine Science & Policy Group.
On the one-year anniversary of the global declaration of the pandemic, this virtual event will convene leading scientific and medical experts to discuss the most pressing questions around the COVID-19 vaccines. Planned topics include the effect of the new circulating variants on the vaccines, what we know so far about transmission dynamics post-vaccination, how individuals can behave post-vaccination, the myths of “good” and “bad” vaccines as more alternatives come on board, and more. A public Q&A will follow the expert discussion.
Dr. Monica Gandhi, M.D., MPH, is Professor of Medicine and Associate Division Chief (Clinical Operations/ Education) of the Division of HIV, Infectious Diseases, and Global Medicine at UCSF / San Francisco General Hospital. She has researched how asymptomatic carriers are involved in COVID-19 transmission.
Dr. Paul Offit, M.D., is the director of the Vaccine Education Center and an attending physician in the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.
Dr. Onyema Ogbuagu, MBBCh, is an Associate Professor at Yale School of Medicine and an infectious disease specialist
Dr. Eric Topol, M.D., is a cardiologist, scientist, professor of molecular medicine, and the director and founder of Scripps Research Translational Institute.