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Dr. Fauci’s Virtual Fireside Chat w/ UC Berkeley Forum

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Thursday, August 27, 2020 - 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE

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Can UC Berkeley have an in-person spring semester? Will commencement be virtual? Perhaps, most importantly: When will the COVID-19 pandemic end? These are some of the questions top-of-mind for college students amidst the current crisis.

Come listen to one of the leading experts on the American response to COVID-19 and learn what the country is doing to control the disease’s spread. Dr. Anthony Fauci will discuss how the coronavirus could affect the abilities of colleges to re-open safely and the broader impact of the virus on our country. Following Dr. Fauci’s fireside chat, questions will be fielded from the UC Berkeley audience.

The event will be livestreamed to the Berkeley Forum Facebook Page, and will begin on Berkeley Time – 10 minutes after the hour (5:10PM PDT, 8:10PM EDT). Per Dr. Fauci’s request, the question submissions for the moderated Q&A portion will be limited to only UC Berkeley students, staff, and faculty. However, the livestream will be open to the public for viewing.

Speaker Bio:
Dr. Anthony Fauci is the Director of National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), and a current member of the White House Coronavirus Task Force. As a member of the task force, Dr. Fauci has given numerous televised addresses to the American public regarding the current state of the coronavirus pandemic. In his capacity as NIAID director, he oversees an extensive research portfolio of basic and applied research to prevent, diagnose, and treat established infectious diseases such as HIV/AIDS, respiratory infections, diarrheal diseases, tuberculosis and malaria as well as emerging diseases such as Ebola and Zika. Dr. Fauci has advised six Presidents on HIV/AIDS and many other domestic and global health issues. He was one of the principal architects of the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), a program that has saved millions of lives throughout the developing world.

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Cost: FREE
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