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

Jed Handelsman Shugerman is a Professor at Fordham Law School. He received his B.A., J.D., and Ph.D. (History) from Yale. His book, The People’s Courts (Harvard 2012), traces the rise of judicial elections, judicial review, and the influence of money and parties in American courts. It is based on his dissertation that won the 2009 ASLH’s Cromwell Prize. He is co-author of amicus briefs on the history of presidential power, the Emoluments Clauses, the Appointments Clause, the First Amendment rights of elected judges, and the due process problems of elected judges in death penalty cases. He is currently working on two books on the history of executive power and prosecution in America. The first is tentatively titled “A Faithful President: The Founders v. the Unitary Executive,” questioning the textual and historical evidence for the theory of unchecked and unbalanced presidential power. This book draws on his articles “Vesting” (Stanford Law Review forthcoming 2022), “Removal of Context” (Yale Journal of Law & the Humanities 2022), a co-authored “Faithful Execution and Article II” (Harvard Law Review 2019 with Andrew Kent and Ethan Leib), “The Indecisions of 1789” (forthcoming Penn. Law Review), and “The Creation of the Department of Justice,” (Stanford Law Review 2014). The second book project is “The Rise of the Prosecutor Politicians: Race, War, and Mass Incarceration,” focusing on California Governor Earl Warren, his presidential running mate Thomas Dewey, the Kennedys, World War II and the Cold War, the war on crime, the growth of prosecutorial power, and its emergence as a stepping stone to electoral power for ambitious politicians in the mid-twentieth century.

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