A Conversation with Dr. Anthony S. Fauci

August 7, 2020: In an online forum hosted by Brown University President Christina Paxson and Dr. Ashish Jha, incoming dean of the School of Public Health, Dr. Anthony Fauci talked about the prevalence of the virus in the U.S. and what people can do to slow the spread. Watch the video in its entirety, or jump to a specific time that interests you:

Some highlights:

  • (4:38-10:44): An overview of the current pandemic
  • (10:51-13:03): How do you think we got into a discussion where it became either lock down or open up everything?
  • (13:04-14:59): Is some of the divisiveness starting to melt?
  • (15:00-23:05): Timeline for the vaccine.  Is there optimism?  Are we going to have a vaccine? How confident are we to be able to protect older people?
  • (28:57-32:26): How do we invest against the next unknown pathogen?
  • (32:30-35:56): Shekinah Fashaw, PhD student Health Services Research Brown University School of Public Health, asks: We are seeing two pandemics colliding. Racism and COVID-19.  We are seeing that they are having a disproportionate impact on black and brown communities.  What can we do to change this?
  • (38:48-40:03): Margaret Elam, MPA from Watson Institute, asks: In light of the current pandemic, what will government intervention look like?
  • (42:55-43:43): Loc Truong, Assistant Vice President for Campus Life Engagement, asks:  Have you had a day off since this pandemic began?