COVID-19 Update: Vaccination, Immunity, and Virus Variants

October 25 and 26, 2021

Two session to reflect on the challenges faced by Black Americans as we begin resuming more activities in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic


With the help of three vaccines, we have begun resuming more activities in the midst of the on-going COVID-19 pandemic. But significant challenges to American society, and particular challenges to Black Americans who are disproportionately harmed by the virus, such as the suspension of educational and economic activities caused by COVID-19 remain. This symposium serves as an update to and reflection on previous activities of the Roundtable on Black Men and Black Women in Science, Engineering, and Medicine. With a focus on reviewing the challenges faced and assessing how those challenges were handled, we will look forward with hope to how we may help end the pandemic. Held for two short sessions over two days, speakers and other participants will explore whether the trajectory of vaccine and treatment development was equitable, and how trust - or lack thereof - was managed to insure equitable distribution.

Session will be October 25 and 26, 2021 at 12:00 pm ET - 3:00 pm ET each day

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