Jan 5 2021

Are We Any Closer to the End of COVID-19?

Back by popular demand! Please join the League of Women Voters Piedmont (LWVP) on Wednesday, January 13, 2021 at 4:00 p.m. on Zoom or on our YouTube channel to hear the latest on Covid-19 from one of our favorite speakers: internationally renowned epidemiologist and Piedmont resident, Dr. George Rutherford. As we are all aware, Dr. Rutherford has been instrumental in helping the Bay Area contend with Covid and is quoted in the media almost daily.

Dr. George Rutherford

Dr. Rutherford leads the Global Strategic Information group within UCSF’s Institute for Global Health Sciences. He is the Salvatore Pablo Lucia Professor of Epidemiology, Preventive Medicine, Pediatrics and History; Head of the Division of Infectious Disease and Global Epidemiology in the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics in School of Medicine at UCSF and Professor of Epidemiology and Health Administration in the School of Public Health at the University of California, Berkeley.

Educated at Stanford University and Duke University School of Medicine, he is board certified in pediatrics and in general preventive medicine and public health. He has worked extensively in public health, with an emphasis on the epidemiology and control of communicable diseases, both domestically and internationally and has held a number of positions in public health agencies, including having served as State Health Officer and State Epidemiologist for California, Director of the AIDS Office for the San Francisco Department of Public Health, Director of Immunizations for the New York City Department of Health and an Epidemic Intelligence Service Officer at CDC.

Since last speaking with LWVP in May, many of Dr. Rutherford’s predictions came true about the value of mask wearing and the timing of vaccines becoming available. What are Dr. Rutherford’s predictions for the course of the Covid-19 virus in 2021?  And when will life return to normal?  During the Q&A portion of this event, viewers can submit their own questions to Dr. Rutherford.

One Response to “Are We Any Closer to the End of COVID-19?”

  1. If a person is allergic to numerous medicines (Sulfa, Vancomycin, Aztreonam, Celecoxib, Ertapen, Nsaids). can she safely take the vaccine?
    Whom should she consult to be sure!
    Thank you.

    Editors Note: Individuals are encouraged to contact their personal doctor for advice on taking the vaccine.

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