Science Writers in New York is pleased to present Jay K. Varma, MD, an expert on the prevention and control of diseases. Dr. Varma is currently the director of the Cornell Center for Pandemic Prevention and Response at Weill Cornell Medicine. However, most of you will know him from his daily TV appearances when he was the principal scientific spokesperson and leader of New York City’s COVID-19 response during the height of the pandemic.
Dr. Varma will speak with SWINY co-chair David Levine about his experiences leading the COVID-19 response in NYC, whether NYC and the nation are opening too quickly, the new variants, and what the upcoming months may look like. Dr. Varma will also speak about his new role as director of the Cornell Center for Pandemic Prevention and Response at Weill Cornell Medicine.