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Omicron, future variants and reporting on COVID-19 in 2022



SAVE THE DATE: Dec. 17, 12:30 p.m. ET

Omicron is the latest SARS-CoV-2 variant to rock the scientific world, but it won't be the last. This webinar will explore what we are learning about omicron, how the vaccines will work against it and its likely impact on those who have previously been ill or remain unvaccinated. What does it mean for kids? How do we assess our risks for this holiday season? What do variants like omicron mean for how the pandemic will unfold in 2022 and the likelihood that it will still be with us in 2023? Experts will answer those questions and more. Bara Vaida, AHCJ core topic leader on infectious disease, will moderate.

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Katelyn Jetelina

Joshua Schiffer

Bara Vaida

  • Katelyn Jetelina, M.P.H., Ph.D., is a professor at the University of Texas Health Center, an epidemiologist, biostatistician, researcher, wife, and mom of two little girls. She has a research lab and teaches graduate-level courses and she also writes the newsletter ‘Your Local Epidemiologist’. Her main goal is to “translate” ever-evolving public health science so that people will be well-equipped to make evidence-based decisions, rather than decisions based in fear.

  • Joshua Schiffer, M.D., M.Sc., is an infectious disease physician and researcher who develops mathematical models to address significant medical challenges.A major focus of his work is to analyze strategies to achieve an HIV cure in people who require antiviral drugs for their entire lifetime, due to reservoirs of latent virus. His team is also currently focusing on COVID-19, including developing models of the immune response against the coronavirus and the best treatment strategies.