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Subspecialties Clinical care, COVID-19, Microbiology and immunology, Technology and innovation

The Pandemic: One Year On

This roundtable, recorded on March 26, 2021, features an international panel of leading experts discussing COVID-19: how it began, where we are now, and their predictions for the future. They ask – did we make the right calls early on? Are we making the right calls now? Is our testing adequate? How are our vaccines performing? They emphasize the hard work of all involved in diagnostics, treatment, and vaccine development; laud the speed of science and medicine that has led to rapid advances; and discuss the future of COVID-19, including new variants, new approaches to disease control, and the wider impact of the pandemic.

The discussion was sponsored by Asuragen and SpeeDx.

Meet the Panel

Adrian Wildfire is Director of Scientific and Business Strategy at hVIVO and moderated the roundtable discussion

Peter Openshaw is Professor of Experimental Medicine at Imperial College London and a member of the government’s New and Emerging Respiratory Virus Threats Advisory Group

Rebecca Jane Cox is Professor of Medical Virology and head of the Influenza Centre at the University of Bergen and Haukeland University Hospital, Norway

Daniel Hoft is Professor of Internal Medicine at St. Louis University School of Medicine

Dennis Strenk is a Pathologists’ Assistant at Wisconsin Diagnostic Laboratories and host of the “People of Pathology” podcast.

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About the Author
Michael Schubert

While obtaining degrees in biology from the University of Alberta and biochemistry from Penn State College of Medicine, I worked as a freelance science and medical writer. I was able to hone my skills in research, presentation and scientific writing by assembling grants and journal articles, speaking at international conferences, and consulting on topics ranging from medical education to comic book science. As much as I’ve enjoyed designing new bacteria and plausible superheroes, though, I’m more pleased than ever to be at Texere, using my writing and editing skills to create great content for a professional audience.

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