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COVID-19: The Mistakes We Made and How to Control the Next Pandemic

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Policies meant to control the spread of COVID-19 during the height of the pandemic devastated some portions of the economy and student learning, and critics say they resulted in mental health and substance abuse problems, domestic violence and the discontinuation of treatment for other health conditions. Many say these policies hurt disadvantaged populations the most.

UCSF’s Dr. Monica Gandhi will review the history of COVID-19 and different responses to the pandemic around the world. She will explain how to better manage pandemics in the future.

About the Speaker

Dr. Monica Gandhi is a nationally known scholar of epidemics. She is a professor of medicine and associate chief in the Division of HIV, Infectious Diseases, and Global Medicine at UCSF. She holds a Harvard M.D., UC Berkeley Master’s in Public Health, and was an Infectious Disease Fellow at UCSF. She is the author of the book Endemic, and of numerous articles for medical journals, The New York Times, The Washington Post, The San Francisco Chronicle and The Atlantic about COVID-19 and pandemics.

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Carol Possin

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Thu, Apr 18 / 7:00 PM PDT

Dominican University
Creekside Room
100 Magnolia Avenue
San Rafael, CA 94901
United States

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Dr. Monica Gandhi

M.D.,Professor of Medicine and Associate Chief in the Division of HIV, Infectious Diseases, and Global Medicine, UCSF; Author, Endemic: A Post-Pandemic Playbook


7–7:30 p.m. coffee and cookies
7:30–8:30 p.m. lecture
(all times Pacific Time)


$7 members
$10 nonmembers
$7 Dominican University faculty & staff
Free for students