On October 7, 2020, Brookline Rotary and a number of community partners presented a program designed to help us all understand the underlying science of controlling COVID-19.
COVID-19: The Real Science
  • How do we end a pandemic?
  • When will there be a vaccine I am willing to take?
  • Who will get it first?
Our panel of experts explain what is going on and answer questions from the audience.
Host: Joyce Graff, member of Brookline Rotary
Moderator: Carey Goldberg, Editor, CommonHealth, WBUR Radio
- Dr. Ofer Levy, MD, PhD, Director, Precision Vaccines Program, Boston Children's Hospital
- Dr. Jennifer Lo, MD, Medical Director, Boston Public Health Commission
- Michael McGovern, Chair, Rotary International Polio-Plus Committee
- Dr. Thomas Tsai, Assistant Professor, Harvard Global Health Initiative
This program is sponsored by:
  • Brookline Rotary
  • Brookline Department of Public Health
  • Brookline Parents Organization
  • Brookline Adult & Community Education
  • Rotary clubs from Massachusetts to Maine
  • Brookline Interactive Group (BIG), media partner
We are grateful to our organizing committee:
  • Joyce Graff, Chair, Rotary 7910 Polio Chair
  • Lauren Bernard, Brookline Parents Organization
  • Carl Good, PhD, Groton Rotary
  • Lynne Karsten, MPH, Brookline Department of Public Health
  • Michelle McGlone, Brookline Adult & Community Education
  • Diana Nestorova, District Governor, Rotary 7910
  • Gloria Rudisch, MD, Brookline Department of Public Health and Brookline Rotary
  • Vincent Spoto, Wellesley Rotary
  • Ken Sprague, Tewksbury Rotary
  • Richard Segan, Brookline Rotary
  • Carol Toomey, Rotary Zone 32 End Polio Now Coordinator
  • Steve von Lichtenberg, Brookline Rotary President
  • Laura Walters, Brookline Rotary