We will briefly discuss the current landscape of the COVID-19 pandemic and the implications of ending the Public Health Emergency. We’ll look at some practical steps to address the current and likely future pandemics. And finally, we’ll raise the question of what kind of public health and scientific infrastructure could we have and need?
Rob Wallace is a co-founder of the Agroecology and Rural Economics Research Corps and Pandemic Research for the People. He is author of Big Farms Make Big Flu and most recently, the critically important and timely: The Fault in Our SARS: COVID-19 in the Biden Era. He has consulted for the Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations and is an active contributor to the People’s CDC.
Dr. Jirmanus will explore the reasons for creating the PCDC External Review of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in the Biden era of the COVID-19 Pandemic. Dr. Lara Jirmanus is a family physician at the Cambridge Health Alliance and a Clinical Instructor at Harvard Medical School and faculty at the CHA Center for Health Equity Education and Advocacy. She founded and coordinates the Massachusetts Coalition for Health Equity that advocates for an equitable response to the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond. She is a member of the People’s CDC and the lead author of the People’s CDC External Review, “Too Many Deaths, Too Many Left Behind”.
We invite you to read “Too Many Deaths, Too Many Left Behind,”: The Fact Sheet, Executive Summary and the Full Report and its critically important recommendations.