Contact: Joyce Graff
United States of America
On October 7, 2020, Brookline Rotary and a number of community partners are presenting a program designed to help us all understand the underlying science of controlling COVID-19.
Register now for this important program, and submit your questions to the panel of experts.  To make sure your question is considered, please submit questions in advance.
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 will explain what is going on, and answer questions submitted in advance
Chair: Heather Hamilton, Select Board Member, Town of Brookline, and 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 School of Public Health, and Advisor to US Health & Human Services
They will discuss
  • How do we end a pandemic?
  • When will there be a vaccine I am willing to take?
  • Who will get it first?
They will answer selected questions from those submitted in advance to
Register now for the Zoom meeting at
On the day of the event, please go to Brookline Cable TV, Comcast and RCN Channel 3
Or for immediate internet options
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
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
And especially to our technology partner
Brookline Interactive Group Brookline's cable television and internet broadcasting team: