In the face of this global pandemic, the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis and the Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy (CIDRAP) at the University of Minnesota are hosting “Living in a COVID-19 world: A discussion with leading health and economics experts,” a virtual conference of national experts dedicated to public health and economic resilience.
“We need to simultaneously understand the public health and the economic consequences of our policy options,” said Minneapolis Fed President Neel Kashkari. “It is imperative that we maximize our chances for an effective vaccine or therapy and learn to safely reopen the economy.”
Experts agree that a holistic approach to the coronavirus must prioritize both public and economic health. We need to devise a safe way to live with the virus in order to revive the American economy.
“CIDRAP is pleased to be working with the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis in a highly collaborative effort to address the critical economic and public health challenges resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic,” said Michael Osterholm, regents professor and director of the Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy at the University of Minnesota.
Moderated by NBC News Senior Correspondent Tom Brokaw, “Living in a COVID-19 world: A discussion with leading health and economics experts” will be held on Tuesday, May 26, 2020, from 12-3 p.m. CT.
- Sir Jeremy Farrar, Wellcome Trust
- Katherine Baicker, Harris School of Public Policy, University of Chicago
- Julie Louise Gerberding, Merck & Company Inc.
- Margaret Hamburg, National Academy of Medicine
- Neel Kashkari, Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis
- Michael Osterholm, Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy, University of Minnesota
- Lawrence Summers, Harvard University
To register for this important event, go to www.minneapolisfed.org/events/2020/living-in-a-covid-19-world.
The Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis is one of 12 regional Reserve Banks that, with the Board of Governors in Washington, D.C., make up the Federal Reserve System, the nation’s central bank. The Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis is responsible for the Ninth Federal Reserve District, which includes Montana, North and South Dakota, Minnesota, northwestern Wisconsin, and the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. The Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis participates in setting national monetary policy, supervises numerous banking organizations, and provides a variety of payments services to financial institutions and the U.S. government.
The Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy is a global leader in addressing public health preparedness and emerging infectious disease response. Founded in 2001, CIDRAP is part of the Office of the Vice President for Research at the University of Minnesota.