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COVID-19 Today: Trends, Challenges, and Future Outlook

March 11, 2024

In the more than four years since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, the virus has impacted nearly every aspect of our daily lives. It has both magnified and exacerbated health inequities, highlighting the critical importance of access to reliable and digestible information for individuals and communities across the country.

Today, COVID-19 remains a threat to our health and to those around us. Fortunately, access to COVID-19 vaccines has improved outcomes and saved millions of lives. However, as updated vaccines become available in response to new variants, vaccinations for COVID-19 are low, and children and adults are falling behind on even routine vaccinations. With this context in mind, it’s important to understand and examine the current state of COVID-19 vaccination trends and vaccination challenges more broadly.

To further this conversation, the COVID-19 Vaccine Education and Equity Project (CVEEP) partnered with Those Nerdy Girls for a 60-minute webinar discussion on the current state of COVID-19 response efforts. Panelists included:

  • Ashley Z. Ritter, APRN, PhD, Founding Member of Those Nerdy Girls, Director of Clinical Research at NewCourtland Philadelphia
  • Amanda Simanek, PhD, MPH, Founding Member of Those Nerdy Girls, Associate Professor of Epidemiology at Rosalind Franklin University
  • Andrea Harmony, NP-C, PMHS, Contributing Writer at Those Nerdy Girls, Pediatric-Focused Family Nurse Practitioner at PM Pediatric Care Philadelphia

The discussion was moderated by Beth Battaglino, RN-C, President and CEO of HealthyWomen, and convening member of CVEEP.

Watch the discussion below.

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