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COVID-19: It Ain’t Over Yet, Folks

Was Live Friday, Apr 28, 2023 | 11 am PT

Guest Speakers:

  • Dr. Benjamin Neuman, Professor of Biology and Chief Virologist, Global Health Research Complex at Texas A&M University
  • Dr. William Schaffner, Professor/Chair, Department of Preventive Medicine at Vanderbilt University Medical Center
  • Dr. Robert Wachter, Professor/Chair, Department of Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco

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Event Overview

Even as the national Public Health Emergency ends – removing several critical safety nets – a new Covid-19 subvariant known as Arcturus is emerging. Arcturus was first identified in India, and has now emerged in 29 other countries. In the US, Arcturus currently accounts for about 6 percent of new Covid infections.

The World Health Organization notes that Arcturus has one more mutation in the spike protein than the prevailing XBB.1.5 variant, which may make it more infectious. Other observations indicate that one symptom of the new subvariant is conjunctivitis, also known as pink eye.

OUR ESTEEMED EXPERTS ARE BACK! Please come armed with lots of questions for our roundtable discussion, which will also focus on: the new guidelines for boosting; alternatives to Paxlovid and Remdesivir, which will become out of the reach of millions of Americans as the public health emergency ends; and the possible increased vulnerability to other respiratory illnesses following a Covid infection.

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