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Virtual Media Briefing: Staying Safe From COVID-19 Through the Holidays

Image with celebratory stars and text COVID-19 How to handle the holidays
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Wednesday, October 21, 2020
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9:00 am - 10:00 am
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Dr. Viviana Martinez-Bianchi, Dr. Emmanuel Walter Jr., Dr. Cameron Wolfe
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Duke University Virtual Media Briefings

In any other year, millions of American children would take to the streets for Halloween next week, just as their parents would be planning holiday travel and gatherings for Thanksgiving and the December holidays. In 2020, those plans come with an asterisk.

Duke University experts will discuss how to plan for the holidays in a pandemic during a video conference call for journalists that is also available for general viewing on YouTube from 9 to 10 a.m. ET Wednesday, Oct. 21.

Faculty Participants:

Dr. Viviana Martinez-Bianchi
Viviana Martinez-Bianchi is an associate professor in Family Medicine and Community Health, where she is a primary care physician and director of health equity. She specializes in health disparities and access to health care. Martinez-Bianchi will make her opening comments in Spanish and English, and can answer questions from reporters in both languages.

Dr. Emmanuel Walter Jr.
Dr. Emmanuel "Chip" Walter Jr. is chief medical officer of the Duke Human Vaccine Institute, where he directs the Duke Vaccine and Trials Unit. Walter is also a professor of pediatrics at Duke University School of Medicine.

Dr. Cameron Wolfe
Dr. Cameron Wolfe is an infectious disease specialist at Duke Health and an associate professor at the Duke University School of Medicine. His areas of study include infectious diseases and biological and emergency preparedness for hospital systems.

Contact: Laura Brinn