May 4th Panel: “In the Field with Covid-19”

On Monday, May 4th, I’ll be moderating a panel with three doctor-experts on Covid-19 who are in the field, on the front-lines, and are monitoring the latest medical and policy news:

BaSadeh (In the field) with Covid-19: Experience and Expertise
A Conversation with Temple Beth Zion Members on the Frontlines of the Covid-19 Pandemic

Co-Sponsored by the JCC of Greater Boston and Brookline Interactive Group. Learn about the impact of and science and policy behind our current health crisis and what it can mean for us going forward.

Link here.  Zoom and Facebook Live

Panelists include:

Katherine Gergen-Barnett, MD, is the Vice Chair of Primary Care Innovation and Transformation and the Program Director in the Department of Family Medicine at Boston Medical Center (BMC).

Rebecca Weintraub, MD, is a Hospitalist and Associate Physician at Brigham and Women’s Hospital. She is an Assistant Professor at Harvard Medical School in the Department of Global Health and Social Medicine.

Asaf Bitton, MD, is a Practicing primary care physician, public health researcher, and health systems innovation leader, Executive Director of Ariadne Labs at Brigham & Women’s Hospital and Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

You may have read Dr. Bitton’s post on March 13th, “Social Distancing: This Is Not a Snow Day,” which was covered nationally on the front end of the crisis as a vital guideline, especially for families navigating rules with their children at home.

Moderated by:
Me and our rabbi, Rabbi Claudia Kreiman, Senior Rabbi Temple Beth Zion

Medical and science topics:

The progress on testing for infection and antibodies; the connection between antibodies and immunity; explanation of vaccines and production; the risk factors in terms of pre-existing conditions and socio-economic conditions; updates on effects and precautions.

Policy updates: How are we doing now? What are the likely national, state, local policies over the next few months? What are the best policies? And what are best social practices? What should wb

Link here.



Author: Jed Shugerman

Legal historian at Fordham Law School, teaching Torts, Administrative Law, and Constitutional History. JD/PhD in History, Yale. Red Sox and Celtics fan, youth soccer coach. Author of "The People's Courts: Pursuing Judicial Independence in America" (2012) on the rise of judicial elections in America. I filed an amicus brief in the Emoluments litigation against Trump along with a great team of historians. I'm working on "The Rise of the Prosecutor Politicians," a history of prosecutors and political ambition (a cause of mass incarceration), and "The Imaginary Unitary Executive," on the myths and history of presidential power in America.

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