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Brookline Residents Invited To Attend Panel Discussion On The Science Of COVID-19

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Health Commissioner Dr. Swannie Jett announces that the Brookline Department of Public Health is partnering with community organizations to host a panel discussion about the science of controlling the COVID-19 pandemic.

Those interested attending via Zoom must register in advance and can do so here. The panel will also be broadcast and livestreamed through various platforms.

“This discussion will help provide a better understanding of the science involved in fighting the pandemic and give community members the opportunity to ask any questions they may have on the topic,” Health Commissioner Jett said. “Thank you to all who helped to organize this event and to the panelists for sharing their expertise with Brookline residents.”

The event will take place on Wednesday, October 07, 2020, starting at 07:30 p.m.

The program will be held virtually. To view the program on the day of the event, please go to Brookline Cable TV, Comcast and RCN Channel 3 or click here to watch it online.

Panelists:

  • Carey Goldberg, editor of CommonHealth at WBUR;
  • Ofer Levy, director of the Precision Vaccines Program at Boston Children’s Hospital;
  • Jennifer Lo, medical director at the Boston Public Health Commission;
  • Michael McGovern, chair of the Rotary International Polio-Plus Committee;
  • Thomas Tsai, assistant professor at the Harvard School of Public Health and advisor to the US Department of Health and Human Services.

The panel will be moderated by WBUR’s Carey Goldberg and panelists will discuss ways to end the pandemic, including a vaccine that is in development. Panelists will also answer selected questions submitted ahead of time, which can be sent in here.

Those interested attending via Zoom must register in advance. To register, please visit here.

The event is sponsored by Brookline Rotary, the Brookline Department of Public Health, Brookline Parents Organization, Brookline Adult and Community Education, and several other New England based Rotary clubs from Massachusetts to Maine.

More information about the event can be found here.