The European commissioner for health and food safety and one of the world’s leading public-health specialists join forces for this Special Briefing and Book Launch: The Profound and Enduring Effects of Coronavirus on the Way We Live.
Nicholas A. Christakis, Sterling professor of social and natural science, internal medicine and biomedical engineering at Yale University, will present the key findings and epoch-making conclusions from Apollo’s Arrow: The Profound and Enduring Impact of Coronavirus on the Way We Live, his new book on COVID-19’s unique characteristics – and the implications for society and policymaking going forward.
Stella Kyriakides will present the European Commission’s plans for a European Health Union and give a tour d’ horizon of the European Union’s long-term planning and thinking in response to the pandemic.
Written as the pandemic unfolded, Apollo’s Arrow was published on 27 October in the United States by Little Brown. Paul Farmer, professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School, called Apollo’s Arrow “definitive, engaging and astonishing. A tour de force.” William D. Nordhaus, 2018 Nobel Laureate in economics, says Apollo’s Arrow “explains the scientific and social aspects of the coronavirus pandemic” and adds “one is tempted to say the gods created Christakis to write this book at this time. It is wise, vivid and engaging.” In August 2020, The Economist published a lengthy excerpt from the book in its “By Invitation” section.
The session will take place online on Webex. Only registered participants will have access to the webinar. Please register by sending a request to firstname.lastname@example.org with “Coronavirus Briefing” in the subject heading.