Friday, October 15, 2021

- EDT
Kickoff Keynote: Our Pandemic Future
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Nicholas A. Christakis
Nicholas A. Christakis
Apollo's Arrow, Friday, October 15 | virtual
Sandro Galea
Sandro Galea
The Contagion Next Time, Friday, October 15 | virtual
Vanessa Kerry
Vanessa Kerry
Friday, October 15 | virtual

Our opening session spotlights the profound effects of the pandemic and what we must do to shore up the very foundation of our society to avoid a similar catastrophe in the future. In the highly lauded Apollo’s Arrow, bestselling author, physician, sociologist, and public health expert Nicholas A. Christakis discusses what it means to live with plague. In The Contagion Next Time, physician, epidemiologist and bestselling author Sandro Galea argues that poor public health, economic inequalities, and racism are largely to blame for our inadequate preparation and response to the crisis. Our host for this timely session is Vanessa Kerry, director of the Program in Global Public Policy and Social Change in the Department of Global Health and Social Medicine at Harvard Medical School.