Save the Date: Tuesday, August 18, 2020, 11:45 a.m.-12:45 p.m. EDT
SAN FRANCISCO — July 31, 2020 – The nation’s premier epidemiologist, Dr. Anthony S. Fauci, M.D., will headline a live town hall about the ramifications of COVID-19 on Americans’ mental health, back to school and other issues related to the pandemic. Hosted by the leading digital health brand Healthline.com, the event is open to all media and the public at large on Tuesday, August 18, 11:45 a.m.-12:45 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time.
The free online event will focus on the United States’ response to the coronavirus pandemic. Dr. Fauci, who is Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) and the nation’s leading expert on infectious diseases with 35 years of service at the National Institutes of Health, will be joined by a panel of medical experts to discuss the latest in coronavirus research, prevention and treatment. More information can be found here.
Dr. Fauci and the assembled experts are also scheduled to address current concerns about the virus. They will debunk myths and examine conflicting information that the general public may have received about COVID-19 and its spread. Planned points of discussion will include:
Concerns about going back to school, including kids’ mental health
Conflicting information regarding masks, the spread of COVID-19 and the potential for public distrust
The latest research findings, current vaccine developments and vaccine safety
The impact of conspiracy theories and misinformation
Journalists and members of the public will have the opportunity to submit questions to be answered by Dr. Fauci and the other panelists during the event.
In addition to Dr. Fauci, healthcare professionals participating in the town hall will include:
Moderator: Dr. Elaine Hanh Le, Chief Medical Officer, Healthline Media
Mental health specialist: Dr. Timothy Legg, Healthline advisor
Pulmonologist and front-line physician: Dr. Raj Dasgupta, Healthline advisor
Host: Steve Swasey, Vice President, Communications, Healthline Media
About Healthline Media
San Francisco-based Healthline Media’s mission is to empower people to be their strongest and healthiest selves by being a trusted ally in their pursuit of health and well-being. The company’s properties include Healthline.com, MedicalNewsToday.com and Greatist.com. Healthline Media’s sites provide evidence-based articles with the highest standards of medical integrity that support the modern health consumer with a whole-person approach to health and wellness. Healthline Media is the top ranked health publisher and number 39 on Comscore’s Top 100 Property rankings through January 2020. Across all of its properties, Healthline Media publishes articles authored by more than 120 writers and reviewed by more than 100 doctors, clinicians, dietitians, and other experts. The company’s repository contains more than 70,000 articles, each updated with current protocol. More than 250 million people worldwide and 87 million people in the U.S. visit Healthline’s sites each month, according to data from Google Analytics and Comscore, respectively. Healthline Media is owned by Red Ventures.