COVID-19: The National Response
A Collaboration of the Colorado School of Public Health and the Denver Museum of Nature & Science
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The distribution of highly effective COVID-19 vaccines is underway across the U.S., offering a light at the end of the pandemic tunnel. The rollout to date, however, has been hampered by supply chain woes and a lack of unified strategy, leading to miscommunication between the federal government and the states as well as frustration among those left waiting for doses. As President Biden takes office, the question of national leadership is once again in focus as the country waits to see if the new administration and its agencies will be able to accelerate the pace of vaccinations and quell the virus.
On Wednesday, January 27 at 8:30 a.m. MT, we'll be joined by Dr. Tom Frieden, President and CEO of Resolve to Save Lives and the former director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. He'll discuss the role and responsibilities of the federal government in organizing large-scale public health responses, the importance of accountability and transparency, and assess the 2021 state of play. Dr. Frieden will also answer audience questions during our moderated Q&A session.