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One Year. 2.5 Million Lives. A Global Shift.

A year after the World Health Organization declared the novel coronavirus a pandemic, recovery efforts around the world are gaining some traction: Vaccines are rolling out, case rates are trending lower, and cities are gradually reopening. But what roadblocks lie ahead? Can we ever return to our pre-pandemic lives? What does the world look like a year from now and beyond?

UCSF is pleased to invite the public to a series of panel discussions that will look back on the lessons from the first 365 days of COVID-19 and illuminate the road ahead.

March 16: The Mandate for Equity

COVID-19 exposed many vulnerabilities in our society. Economic and racial inequities fueled the virus’ spread, ensuring that no one was safe from its threat.

A panel of public health officials, experts, and advocates, moderated by Kirsten Bibbins-Domingo, PhD, MD, MAS, co-founder of the UCSF Center for Vulnerable Populations, will examine how communities and nations can better address inequities to prevent the next crisis.

  • Naveena Bobba, MD, MPH
    Deputy Director of Public Health, City and County of San Francisco

  • Colleen Chawla
    Director of Alameda County Health Care Services

  • Jon Jacobo
    Health Committee Chair, SF Latino Task Force

  • Carina Marquez, MD
    Assistant Professor of Medicine, UCSF, and Associate Director of Education in the Division of HIV, Infectious Diseases, and Global Medicine at Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital

  • Kim Rhoads, MD
    Associate Professor of Epidemiology & Biostatistics, UCSF

Note: Live interpretation in Spanish and Cantonese will be available for this event. If you would like to request specific language services, please contact Community Relations at at least one week prior to the panel discussion.


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