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Published 3/9/2020

Bernie Sanders to Hold Coronavirus Public Health Roundtable in Detroit

Sanders to be Joined by Medical Professionals and National and State Public Health Experts



Sen. Bernie Sanders on Monday will hold a roundtable with public health experts and leaders in Detroit to discuss the global coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak and what we must do to address it.

Sen. Sanders will be joined by medical professionals and national and state public health leaders, including National Nurses United (NNU) President Deborah Burger, RN; former Special Assistant, Assistant Secretary of Defense for Nuclear Chemical and Biological Defense Programs at the Department of Defense Greg Whitten; Director of the Yale Center for Infectious Disease Modeling and Analysis (CIDMA), and Burnett and Stender Families Professor of Epidemiology (Microbial Diseases) Dr. Alison Galvani; physician, epidemiologist, public health expert, and former health commissioner for the City of Detroit Dr. Abdul El-Sayed; and board-certified Family Medicine physician and health care advocate Dr. Victoria Dooley.

In addition to the roundtable, Sen. Sanders will hold town halls and rallies in Flint, Grand Rapids and Ann Arbor this weekend.

Here are the details:

Monday, March 9
3:15 p.m. Coronavirus Public Health Roundtable with Sen. Bernie Sanders
Lindbergh A, The Westin Detroit Metropolitan Airport Hotel - 2501 Worldgateway Pl, Detroit, MI 48242

This event is invite-only. 



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