The Connecticut Mirror is hosting a conversation with three health and public policy experts Wednesday, Dec. 9 at 7 p.m. on the resurgence of the coronavirus in Connecticut and around the country.

Our panel will bring perspective on Connecticut’s path from now to normalcy, including what additional measures (if any) state leaders should consider to combat this new wave of the virus, how the vaccine will be distributed in the state and what role the incoming Biden administration might play in Connecticut’s recovery.

John Dankosky, our moderator, will be joined by:

• Howard Forman, director of the health care management program at Yale School of Public Health and mentor to some of the nation’s leading health care experts and leaders
• Tekisha Everette, executive director of Health Equity Solutions, public health professor at Yale University, member of the governor’s COVID-19 Vaccine Advisory Group
• Matthew Spiegel, finance professor at Yale University and co-author of a recent Yale study on which COVID restrictions have proven most effective

This event is free and open to the public.

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John is CT Mirror's Director of Events. A well-known and highly-regarded radio personality and moderator, he divides his time between CT Mirror — where he heads up our events program and serves as a multi-platform consultant — and the NPR / PRI program Science Friday. Previously, John was executive editor of the New England News Collaborative and the host of NEXT, a weekly program about New England. He also appeared weekly on The Wheelhouse, WNPR’s news roundtable program. His 25 years in public media also include serving as vice president of news for Connecticut Public Broadcasting Network, host of WNPR’s Where We Live, and regular fill-in host for the PRI program Science Friday in New York. He was twice recognized by PRNDI as America’s best public radio call-in show.