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Science and Ideas Group: PUBLIC HEALTH AND COVID-19

Wednesday, November 11, 2020, 3:00 PM until 4:30 PM
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Additional Info:
Audre Newman
Interest Group
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When: Every 2nd Wednesday of the month, 3:00-5:00 pm


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Open to: All

Accessibility: Wheelchair accessible


Dr John Swartzberg MD

Clinical Professor Emeritus of UCB School of Public Health


Covid-19 is a global threat to the health of our populations and our economies.  How can we as individuals retain our individuality and still act for the greater good of the society?


Dr John Swartzberg MD is uniquely qualified to help us understand what we can do.  He is Clinical Professor Emeritus of UCB School of Public Health specializing in vaccinology and infectious diseases, and is a faculty member of the UCB-UCSF Joint Medical Program. He is a seasoned communicator, serving as the Editorial Board Chair of UCB Health and Wellness Publications.  


What should be the public health strategies for the coming 2 years?  What will be the criteria for businesses to open?  How can we gather and stay safe?  Will the "scattershot" approach to our country's vaccine research and the time pressure researchers are under produce the best vaccine?  What would be a better strategy?  These are some of the questions to be discussed, and hopefully you will have more.

To read current articles related to Public Health and Covid-19 go to:


“Summary: Where We Are & Where We Are Going”, Editorial, San Jose Mercury News, Nov 6

‘Coronavirus: Few cases so far as Bay Area kids return to classrooms’ Nov. 5, 2020

‘Dr. Fauci Warns COVID "Threat is Much, Much Greater"’ Nov.5, 2020

‘COVID-19: How to celebrate Thanksgiving safely, and still have a good time’

This program will be automatically recorded.  Ashby Village Website now has a special playlist on the YouTube channel, “Apart But Not Alone”, and will always upload the newest recordings of Science and Ideas programs to this playlist.

Join a dynamic group of individuals who enjoy sharing and discussing science-focused topics. Each month the group selects a new topic to focus on via their online email forum. Speakers and/or readings often support the lively discussions.