As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to ravage people’s lives, societies and economies, we continue to struggle to determine if protective immunity can be acquired through infection or immunization, and whether protective immunity gives you a pass, or an obligation, to participate in “normal” social functions. If there is an effective vaccine on the horizon, how will we determine who will be immunized first, or at all?

Listen as a group of MSU experts come together to talk about what is known about immunity to the virus that causes COVID-19, review what vaccine strategies may lead to protective immunity, and discuss the rights and responsibilities for those individuals who have immunity.

Introduction by:
Christopher Contag, PhD
Director, Institute for Quantitative Health Science and Engineering

Moderated by:
Mark Largent, PhD
Associate Provost for Undergraduate Education,
Dean of Undergraduate Studies

Christina BoylesPhD
Digital Humanities
Department of Writing, Rhetoric, and American Cultures

Debra Furr-HoldenPhD
Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics

Andrew OlivePhD
Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics

Nigel Paneth, MD, PhD
Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics