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Date:
June 8, 2021
Time:
7:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Location:
Streaming online through NASA Langley
Address:
http://www.ustream.tv/channel/nasa-lrc
Hampton, VA
Cost:
Free
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Sigma Series: Stopping the COVID Pandemic

Tuesday, June 8, 2021

The vaccines for COVID-19 were developed in record time, and if herd immunity can be reached, they offer society the only realistic means of returning to pre-pandemic norms. Dr. Paul Offit, director of the Vaccine Education Center at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, will discuss the science behind these vaccines, along with their efficacy and safety. He will describe how herd immunity is achieved and counter some of the misinformation that may be keeping it from being achieved. Finally, Dr. Offit will share his thoughts on the new COVID-19 variants and how we will need to deal with Coronavirus variants in the future.