The “Being Human” Initiative at the Center for Ideas and Society Presents:

(When) Will This Pandemic End?

Unsettled by the thought that “we‘re all getting Covid“ (NY Times, Dec. 23, 2021)?

Exhausted from the past two years?

Asking yourself when this pandemic will finally be over and what the “new normal” will look like?

Join us at the Center for Ideas and Society for a conversation with David Lo, Senior Associate Dean for Research and Distinguished Professor for Biomedical Sciences at UCR’s School of Medicine, on the future of Covid-19, Omicron, and our life with the virus. This event is a follow up to our Oct 20, 2020 event "Covid-19 Vaccines and the Future of "Normal Life".

Webinar moderated by Jeanette Kohl, co-director, Center for Ideas and Society.


Speaker Bio:

David D. Lo, M.D., Ph.D., is the senior associate dean for research at the University of California, Riverside School of Medicine and a distinguished professor in the Division of Biomedical Sciences. Prior to joining UCR in 2006, Lo had worked at the La Jolla Institute for Immunology, the Scripps Research Institute, and the biotech company Digital Gene Technologies. Lo is Director of the BREATHE center (Bridging Regional Ecology, Aerosolized Toxins, and Health Effects;, and Director of the NIH-supported U54 Center for Health Disparities Research ( He is a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Sciences and a recipient of the Grand Challenges in Global Health award from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.





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