UW experts weigh in on the rollout at March 24 talk
Jeanan Yasiri Moe
Director of Strategic Communications
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MADISON, Wis. – By many measures, Wisconsin is among the most effective states in rolling out the COVID-19 vaccines. On Wednesday, March 24, at 5 p.m., UW experts share their insights on the science behind our state’s success at a virtual Crossroads of Ideas discussion moderated by Jason Joyce of the Cap Times.
Joyce says, “In the last year, people who once actively avoided anything related to science are now voraciously consuming and sharing any information available on vaccine development, distribution and administration.
“Knowledge about how viruses spread and vaccines eradicate them reduces uncertainty and confusion, which can help us more effectively and efficiently achieve herd immunity. The most trusted information networks are among friends, family members and work colleagues, so our ability to understand and communicate these issues within our communities is critical as the vaccination effort moves forward.”
The March 24 webinar will feature:
- Michael Ferris, Computer Sciences and Wisconsin Institute for Discovery
- Malia Jones, Applied Population Laboratory
- Miron Livny, Computer Sciences and Morgridge Institute for Research
- Nasia Safdar, Infectious Disease
- Jonathan Temte, Family Medicine and Community Health
The Crossroads of Ideas program is a public lecture series that addresses vital social science topics. The series generally is held in-person at the Discovery Building on the UW–Madison campus. More at discovery.wisc.edu/crossroads.
“Once again, we are so honored to be able to bring these remarkable scientists together to talk directly to those of us eager to understand how we climb out of this pandemic,” says Laura Heisler, WARF’s director of programming.
The Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation (WARF) helps steward the cycle of research, discovery, commercialization and investment for the University of Wisconsin–Madison. Founded in 1925 as an independent, nonprofit foundation, WARF manages more than 2,000 patents and an investment portfolio as it funds university research, obtains patents for campus discoveries and licenses inventions to industry. For more information, visit warf.org.