Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases at the National Institutes of Health and a member of the White House Coronavirus Task Force, joined Georgetown students for an update on the COVID-19 pandemic, a consideration of its implications for public policy, and a candid conversation on the unique risks and responsibilities young people have in mitigating the spread of COVID-19.
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The inherent uncertainty of a global pandemic, combined with our evolving and changing understanding of the disease and the effectiveness of potential interventions, presents a unique challenge for policymakers. The situation is further complicated by the significant spread of misinformation and disinformation on social media, making it difficult to rally support around necessary policies. As one of the most visible leaders in public health, Dr. Fauci brings years of experience and deep expertise to global and national efforts to combat COVID-19. The conversation was moderated by the Global Health Initiative’s John Monahan and GU Politics’ Mo Elleithee.
This event was co-sponsored by Georgetown's Global Health Initiative, Institute of Politics and Public Service at the McCourt School of Public Policy (GU Politics), the O'Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law, and the Kalmanovitz Initiative on Labor and the Working Poor.
Anthony Fauci is the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases at the National Institutes of Health and a member of the White House Coronavirus Task Force.
John Monahan is the senior advisor for global health to President John J. DeGioia; senior fellow, McCourt School of Public Policy; and senior scholar, O'Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law.
Mo Elleithee is the founding executive director of Georgetown University’s Institute of Politics and Public Service. Before launching the institute in 2015, he spent two decades as one of the top communications strategists in the Democratic Party.