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Front Porch Discussion Group – Will Vaccines be the “Holy Grail” for Taming COVID-19?

Wednesday, October 7, 2020 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm


Members only–free. Registered attendees will receive an email the day before the discussion that will include the article links and the Zoom details. To RSVP, please scroll down.

This program is presented by the Village Near North Circle, but is open to any members of the Village. Want to recapture a little of the old days, when you could sit on the front porch, talk with your friends, and meet your new neighbors? The Front Porch Discussion Group will bring a little of that feeling to our currently isolated life situations. Members connect with each other virtually through Zoom and discuss a topic of general interest. The meeting is designed so you also can meet some new virtual neighbors and get more human-to-human contact.

The topic for this discussion is “Will Vaccines be the “Holy Grail” for Taming COVID-19?” We’ll discuss the FDA approval process for new vaccines and the implications of shortening the process. We’ll also study who is close to having a vaccine ready (of 146 trials now underway), and the implications if “first” is owned by a foreign country. And we will examine the issues of who gets the first vaccine doses available? The discussions are all casual; specialized knowledge is not required. Come and increase your human-to-human connections during these exceptional times. Pre-registration is mandatory and space is limited to 20 members. Register by October 7 and you will then receive an email invitation with the pre-study materials.


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Wednesday, October 7, 2020
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm


Chicago, IL United States
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