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San Francisco

The COVID Labyrinth: Where Are We In It and How Do We Escape?

In-person ticket sales end 2 hours before program stars.

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Join us for a medical panel discussion about where we are in the COVID pandemic. What progress has been made? What failures have contributed most to making recovery so complicated? How do we, and should we, accelerate the vaccination programs in other countries? Do we have a realistic exit strategy? Or will we be living with COVID for the foreseeable future? And does that mean that the distrust in medical authorities and governments that the pandemic has exacerbated will prove to be a socially intractable problem for decades to come?

The 11th Annual Lundberg Institute Lecture will once again deal with the major medical issue of our time, asking the questions that need to be answered if we are to find our way forward successfully. Join us in person in San Francisco, or by livestream, to ask your questions too.


This is a free-for-members program. Members: Click on the "Buy Tickets" button above to order your tickets, and select the members link on the left side of the page. Your username is the email you used to sign up as a member. You can also request a password reset if needed. Discount will automatically be applied at checkout.

This program has 2 types of tickets available: In-person and online-only. 

Safety Protocols:
• In-person capacity is limited.
• Masks are required inside the building.
• We follow best practices laid out by the CDC and state and local guidelines.
• All guests, staff and volunteers must be vaccinated and show proof of vaccination. Attendees: Please bring proof of vaccination.
• Elevators are limited to a maximum of four (4) people at a time.

Our LEED Gold-certified building is designed to cool with outside air, using digitally controlled moveable windows and large ceiling fans. We are deploying additional HEPA filters inside to scrub the air. This is all in addition to increased cleaning of surfaces throughout the building.

MLF: Humanities

Copies of Lifelines and Dottoressa are available for purchase during check-out (for delivery to U.S. domestic addresses only).

Main photo by Susan Q. Yin on

All ticket sales are final and nonrefundable.

Mon, Nov 1 / 3:00 pm PDT

The Commonwealth Club of California
110 The Embarcadero
San Francisco, CA 94105
United States

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Dr. Leana Wen
M.D., Emergency Physician; Visiting Prof. of Health Policy & Mgmt., Milken School of Public Health, George Washington U.; Fmr. Commissioner of Health, Baltimore City; TED MED Speaker; Author, Lifelines: A Doctor's Journey in the Fight for Public Health
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Dr. George Lundberg
M.D., Editor in Chief, Cancer Commons; Editor at Large, Medscape; Executive Adviser, Cureus; Clinical Professor of Pathology, Northwestern University; President and Chair, The Lundberg Institute
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Dr. Susan Levenstein
M.D., Primary Care Internist; Blogger, "Stethoscope On Rome"; Author, Dottoressa: An American Doctor in Rome
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George Hammond
Author, Conversations with Socrates

2:30 p.m. doors open & check-in
3–4 p.m. program
(all times PDT)