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April 2021

Reimagining Pandemic Preparedness: Making Equity a Strategic Priority (this event has passed)

April 29 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
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Disjointed, nationalist treatment and prevention efforts have largely characterized the global response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The failure by governments to establish an equitable, coordinated pandemic response has perpetuated oppressive global inequities. Nowhere is this more apparent than with vaccine distribution efforts. Despite the rapid development of life-saving vaccines, nationalist distribution approaches and weak global solidarity have left the most vulnerable populations with inadequate support. Given that global infectious disease outbreaks will only become more common in the future, identifying…

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Building Vaccine Confidence: Global Trends and Practical Solutions (this event has passed)

April 8 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am
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Despite the rapid development of safe and effective COVID-19 vaccines, resistance to immunization threatens to prolong the arc of the pandemic globally. The drivers of vaccine concern are both vast and population-specific, ranging from misinformation and media manipulation campaigns to historical legacies of medical exploitation among marginalized communities. As such, responses must be intentional, data-driven, and account for the full spectrum of motivations that may prompt resistance to immunizations. Addressing a truly multidisciplinary challenge, efforts to build vaccine confidence require…

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March 2021

Promoting Vaccine Equity: A Global Perspective on COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution (this event has passed)

March 11 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am
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Promoting Vaccine Equity: A Global Perspective on COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution is the first event in a new series focused on global vaccine equity hosted by the Harvard Global Health Institute, in partnership with Ariadne Labs and the Harvard University Center for AIDS Research (CFAR). In this webinar, global experts will convene to lay the groundwork for understanding the current scope of the vaccine distribution crisis and the historical relevance of its challenges. Panelists will review the status of national and…

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February 2021

Seminar Series: COVID-19 and the Law: The Use of Biotech in the COVID-19 Pandemic (this event has passed)

February 23 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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Zoom Webinar
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Join us on February 23 for the third installment of the COVID-19 and the Law: Disruption, Impact, and Legacy Seminar Series. This seminar series will consider the ethical, legal, regulatory, and broader social and institutional impacts that COVID-19 has had, as well as the longer-lasting effects it may have on our society. This third seminar in the series will focus on the use of biotech in the COVID-19 pandemic. The COVID-19 pandemic has affected almost all aspects of life in…

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Seminar Series: COVID-19 and the Law: What COVID-19 Teaches Us About Health Justice and the Path Forward (this event has passed)

February 16 @ 12:00 pm - 1:15 pm
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Zoom Webinar
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Join us on February 16 for the second installment of the COVID-19 and the Law: Disruption, Impact, and Legacy Seminar Series. This seminar series will consider the ethical, legal, regulatory, and broader social and institutional impacts that COVID-19 has had, as well as the longer-lasting effects it may have on our society. This second seminar in the series will focus on the impact of COVID-19 on the most vulnerable populations. The COVID-19 pandemic has affected almost all aspects of life…

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Lessons from Mexico’s COVID-19 Response (this event has passed)

February 11 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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Zoom Webinar
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With daily reported cases reaching approximately 12,000, Mexico is among the top 15 countries with known cases of COVID-19. This high rate of infection has challenged Mexico’s leaders to adapt and respond effectively while also forcing them to spend considerable time countering criticism of their efforts. Zoé Alejandro Robledo, Director General of the Mexican Institute of Social Security, will join Ricardo Hausmann, Rafik Hariri Professor of the Practice of International Political Economy at Harvard Kennedy School, to discuss the country’s…

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From Testing to Mortality: COVID-19 and the Inverse Care Law in Switzerland (this event has passed)

February 10 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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Department of Epidemiology Seminar Series Speaker: Matthias Egger, Prof.Dr.med., MSc FFPH DTM&H Head of Research Group Research – HIV, Hepatitis and Tuberculosis Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine (ISPM) University of Bern Abstract: Dr Egger will briefly introduce Julian Tudor-Hart’s inverse care law (“The availability of good medical care tends to vary inversely with the need for the population served”), and the COVID-19 epidemic in Switzerland. He will then present a comprehensive analysis of the association between neighbourhood socio-economic position…

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Lessons from Canada’s COVID-19 Response (this event has passed)

February 8 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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Zoom Webinar
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Canada took early steps to manage the spread of COVID-19 by closing borders, limiting travel, and instituting lockdowns at the provincial level. Although these early efforts initially succeeded in managing the spread of COVID-19, they failed to prevent a second wave of cases from overwhelming the country’s public health system. The situation became so dire in Canada’s largest province, Ontario, that private long-term care facilities required military support to manage patient care. The Hon. Harjit S. Sajjan, Canada’s Minister of…

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Seminar Series: COVID-19 and the Law: COVID-19’s Legacy & Evolving Legal Doctrines (this event has passed)

February 2 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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Join us on February 2 for the first installment of the COVID-19 and the Law: Disruption, Impact, and Legacy Seminar Series. This seminar series will consider the ethical, legal, regulatory, and broader social and institutional impacts that COVID-19 has had, as well as the longer-lasting effects it may have on our society. This first seminar in the series will focus on the interaction of COVID-19 with health law and policy. The COVID-19 pandemic has affected almost all aspects of life in the United…

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January 2021

Global Mobility and the Threat of Pandemics: Evidence from Three Centuries (this event has passed)

January 29 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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Zoom Webinar
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Countries restrict the overall extent of international travel and migration to balance the expected costs and benefits of mobility. Given the ever-present threat of new, future pandemics, how should permanent restrictions on mobility respond? A simple theoretical framework predicts that reduced exposure to pre-pandemic international mobility causes a slightly slower arrival of the pathogen. A standard epidemiological model predicts no decrease in the harm of the pathogen if travel ceases thereafter and only a slight decrease in the harm (for…

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Leveraging the Arts for a Healthier & Just America (this event has passed)

January 28 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
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Zoom Webinar
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Motivated by the need to help the nation charter a pathway for an American recovery, DrPH Candidate and FXB Center for Health and Human Rights Fellow Amanda Taffy is working on a thesis entitled, The Role of the Arts During COVID-19: Gendered Expressions of Resilience & Empowerment. With the help of faculty from the FXB Center for Health & Human Rights at Harvard University, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and the Harvard Kennedy School of Government, this thesis…

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Critical Public Health Questions for 2021: Closing (and Reopening) Schools and Workplaces (this event has passed)

January 28 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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Zoom Webinar
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The COVID-19 pandemic—the greatest public health challenge in more than a century—has forced many hard decisions. The partial or full closures of schools nationwide have become a flashpoint with very strong opinions on both sides and have reinforced the critical role that schools play in supporting the health of our children. As we move toward reopening schools and other workplaces, it is clear that buildings themselves are vital to the public’s health, and the need for proper ventilation and air…

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