June 23, 2022
Cambridge, United Kingdom
The day will begin with a retrospective on the pandemic by Professor Simon Szreter. The purpose of the retrospective is twofold. First, to put the Pandemic into broader historical perspectives, including previous pandemics and second, to consider the way that the response to a novel corona virus was informed by past experience and by the need to make urgent decisions quickly in the face of the most serious public health emergency of the last hundred years.
The meeting will then move to consider the question of where we are now with Professor Kevin Fenton. This will be a reflection on the implications of the emergency response, and especially the implications of the impact on of the pandemic on particular social groups - notably older people, black and ethnic minority communities, the socially disadvantaged, and those with particular pre-existing medical conditions including type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease and dementia including many older people and those in care settings. The way that responses to the disproportionate impacts of the disease were formulated will be the focus.
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