Toward the 'New Normal' — Protecting Public Health as America Reopens

Scott Gottlieb  Heidi Larson David Michaels Mary Bassett Christopher Murray

Webinar transcript (PDF)



The seventh COVID-19 Conversations webinar explored how public health, economic, and workforce priorities can be balanced to ensure a safe reopening of the country; how models can inform reopening and what data is still needed; how a nationwide testing strategy can support reopening strategies; practical considerations for educators and employers and what data is available to them; and how to ensure the public has reliable, actionable, and understandable data to guide their personal decision-making.

Our expert panel:

  • Scott Gottlieb, MD, (Moderator) — Former FDA Commissioner 
  • Heidi Larson, PhD, MA — Professor of Anthropology, Risk and Decision Science, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine
  • David Michaels, PhD, MPH — Professor, Environmental and Occupational Health, George Washington University
  • Mary Bassett, MD — François-Xavier Bagnoud Professor of the Practice of Health and Human Rights, Director of the François-Xavier Bagnoud Center for Health and Human Rights, Harvard T.C. Chan School of Public Health
  • Christopher J. L. Murray, MD, DPhil — Professor, Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation; Director and Chair, Department of Health Metrics Sciences, University of Washington

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