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The Fourth Wave: Vaccines, Variants & the Future

The twenty-first COVID-19 Conversations webinar (co-sponsored by the American Public Health Association and the National Academy of Medicine) will provide an update on the current state of COVID-19, focusing specifically on the delta variant, implications for children under the age of 12, what the rise of this highly infectious variant means for vaccinated and unvaccinated adults and adolescents, and what it will take to move past this surge and end the pandemic.

The webinar will begin with an introduction from the session’s moderator, Esther Krofah, executive director of FasterCures and the Center for Public Health at the Milken Institute, and then feature a conversation with a panel of experts, including:

  • George Rutherford, University of California San Francisco
  • Charlene Wong, Duke University School of Medicine
  • Peter Hotez, Baylor College of Medicine
  • Mitchell Katz, NYC Health + Hospitals

The panel discussion will be followed by a Q&A session with the webinar audience.