Live Chat on Paths to Safe Schooling in a Pandemic and the Latest COVID-19 News

September 4, 2020
DESCRIPTION: There are enormous tensions as more than 50 million students, school staff and teachers, and parents scramble over ways to resume learning while cutting COVID-19 risk.
We explore live with experts and your questions. In the chat you'll meet Irwin Redlener, a pediatrician and disaster-risk expert at Columbia University's National Center for Disaster Preparedness:
Also on hand is Eric Feigl-Ding, an epidemiologist and health-care economist based at Harvard who also is affiliated with the Federation of American Scientists:
The conversation centers on tips from Columbia University's National Center for Disaster Preparedness and partners at Teacher's College, the Earth Institute and elsewhere.
You can learn more in a tip sheet here: "Town Hall: Is it okay to send my child to school during Covid-19?"
A video discussion is here:
A special report on schools and COVID-19 from the National Academy of Sciences is here:
In the second hour, join Jon Cohen of Science Magazine and others, including longtime NBC News science correspondent Robert Bazell for an exploration of pandemic headlines.
We'll focus partly on the politics and science around the Warp Speed vaccine program. Here's Cohen's latest story: