Based on current COVID-19 trends, the Department of Health and Human Services is planning for the federal Public Health Emergency for COVID-19, declared under Section 319 of the Public Health Service Act, to expire at the end of the day on Thursday May 11, 2023.
Join us on that day, May 11th at noon at the Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, as Dean Thomas LaVeist hosts a conversation around how we got here, what the end of this declaration means to the City, the State and the Nation, and the policies and programs that will end along with the declaration.
Current panelists for this discussion are:
– Thomas LaVeist, moderator, Dean and Weatherhead Chair in Health Equity at Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, and co-chair of the Louisiana COVID-19 Health Equity Task Force
– Jennifer Avegno, Director of the New Orleans Health Department
– John Barry, author and Distinguished Scholar at Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine
John Barry’s new book, “Lessons from the COVID War: An Investigative Report” by the Covid Crisis Group, will be available for purchase in-person at the event. More information about the Covid Crisis Group, and their new publication, can be found at https://covidcrisisgroup.org.
This event is free and open to the public. The talk will be held in-person in the Diboll Auditorium, and also livestreamed via Zoom.