Responding to COVID-19: A Science-Based Approach

Brought to you by the American Public Health Association and the National Academy of Medicine, this webinar series is exploring the state of the science surrounding the current outbreak of COVID-19 in the United States and globally, with a focus on the emerging evidence on how to best mitigate its impact. Hear from trusted experts in such fields as public health, infectious disease, risk communication, and crisis standards of care.

Webinar #20
A Tale of Two Pandemics: COVID-19 & Global Vaccine Equity
Wednesday, June 23, 5-6:30 p.m. ET

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Webinar #19: Learning to Live With COVID-19 

Aaron Carroll  Walt Orenstein  Joneigh Khaldun  Joseph Fins  Kate Gallego

The 19th COVID-19 Conversations webinar discussed what the world will look like when COVID-19 is an endemic disease, what we can learn from seasonal influenza, the reality of managing future outbreaks, ethical considerations for future policymaking, and lessons current and future local policymakers can learn from the last year. Our expert panel:

  • Aaron Carroll, Indiana University School of Medicine (Moderator)
  • Walter Orenstein, Emory-UGA Center of Excellence for Influenza Research and Surveillance and Emory University School of Medicine
  • Joneigh S. Khaldun, Michigan Department of Health and Human Services
  • Joseph J. Fins, Division of Medical Ethics, Weill Cornell Medical College
  • Kate Gallego, Mayor of Phoenix, Arizona

Webinar #18: COVID-19 Conversations: Variants and Vaccines

Carlos del Rio  Angela Rasmussen  David Ho  Monica Gandhi

The 18th COVID-19 Conversations webinar focused on emerging COVID-19 variants, how vaccines can adapt to these new variants, and other interventions that could help curb transmission. Our expert panel: 

  • Carlos del Rio, Emory University (Moderator)
  • Angela Rasmussen, VIDO-InterVac, University of Saskatchewan; Center for Global Health Science and Security, Georgetown University
  • David D. Ho, Columbia University
  • Monica Gandhi, University of California, San Francisco and San Francisco General Hospital 



The webinar series draws from and complements existing advisory activities underway at APHA and the National Academies, including the Standing Committee on Emerging Infectious Diseases and 21st Century Health Threats, which was convened for the purpose of advising the White House and federal agencies on the U.S. response to COVID-19.

The series rapidly and regularly provides trustworthy scientific analysis of the latest COVID-19 developments for the benefit of policymakers, public health and health care officials, and the general public.

The series is exploring the scientific basis for guidance issued by government, health and public health organizations, and industry, as well as answering questions that are top of mind for its audiences.

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