The Road Ahead: Assessing COVID-19's Impact in 2022 and BeyondVIEW EVENT DETAILS
At the outset of 2022, the world is entering the third year of the COVID-19 pandemic with great uncertainty as to when it will end. With the Omicron variant taking the place of Delta as the dominant strain, and entrenched vaccine skepticism affecting the prospects for herd immunity in the U.S., this late-stage pandemic situation seems to have become our new normal.
The question remains whether Omicron will be followed by more variants, or if this highly infectious strain has the capability to turn COVID-19 into an endemic. Join Asia Society Southern California for a fireside chat with Dr. Ashish Jha, Dean of the Brown University School of Public Health and one of the leading experts on the response to COVID-19. Dr. Jha will be joined in conversation with journalist and former Executive Director of ASSC Jonathan Karp.
A practicing physician, Ashish K. Jha, M.D., M.P.H., is recognized globally as an expert on pandemic preparedness and response as well as on health policy research and practice. He has led groundbreaking research around Ebola and is now on the frontlines of the COVID-19 response, leading national and international analysis of key issues and advising state and federal policy makers.
On September 1, Dr. Jha started his role as the Dean of the School of Public Health at Brown University. Before that, Dr. Jha was a faculty member at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health since 2004 and Harvard Medical School since 2005. He was the Faculty Director of the Harvard Global Health Institute from 2014 until September 2020. From 2018 to 2020, he served as the Dean for Global Strategy at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.
Jonathan Karp served as Asia Society Southern California’s executive director from 2014 through mid-2019 and has since consulted for ASSC and other nonprofit organizations. He joined Asia Society after a distinguished career in journalism, including a decade of reporting in Asia. Karp began his journalism career in Israel in 1986 and continued as a foreign correspondent based in Hong Kong, New Delhi and Sao Paulo, Brazil, the last two posts as a staff writer for The Wall Street Journal. In 2004, he transferred to the Journal’s Los Angeles Bureau and later served as senior editor at Marketplace Radio, leading the business and finance coverage for their family of public radio shows. Karp studied Middle Eastern History at Princeton.
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