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COVID: What’s Next?

This month, we’re exploring COVID’s current trajectory and its potential impact on work and society this fall. The COVID virus continues to change rapidly, and there are concerns that it may start to interact with other viruses such as seasonal flu. With a tight labor market, the impact on workplaces could be considerable. However, promising new vaccine developments that are in the pipeline may help to blunt the impact of the virus. The event will explore how companies can help to prepare themselves as the pandemic enters its third winter.

Join us for a fascinating discussion with Kavitha Hariharan of Marsh McLennan, Gigi Kwik Gronvall of Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, and Thomas Carver of BRINK.

Kavitha Hariharan

Director of Healthy Societies at Marsh McLennan Advantage

Kavitha Hariharan is a director at Marsh McLennan Advantage, where she leads research on societal aging and health.

Gigi Kwik Gronvall

Senior Associate of the Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security and Visiting Faculty at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg Center of Public Health @ggronvall

Gigi Kwik Gronvall, PhD, is senior associate of the Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security and visiting faculty at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. She is the author of the book Synthetic Biology: Safety, Security, and Promise, published in fall 2016 (Health Security Press). She is also a member of the Threat Reduction Advisory Committee (TRAC), which provides the Secretary of Defense with independent advice and recommendations on reducing the risk to the United States, its military forces, and its allies and partners posed by nuclear, biological, chemical and conventional threats.

Thomas Carver

Executive Editor of BRINK News

Thomas Carver is the executive editor of BRINK News. Thomas leads the editorial output on BRINK, supported by the team at Long Dash, a creative consultancy grown from journalistic roots. Thomas is a former journalist who worked as the BBC’s Africa and Washington correspondent.

Following the BBC, he ran the Washington office of Control Risks, where he led risk mitigation projects for clients in emerging markets. Thomas was subsequently head of external relations at Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, the global think tank. During his tenure, Carnegie’s external relations operation was ranked #1 out of 6,500 think tanks worldwide.

Thomas is a British army veteran with a BA Honors in Modern History. He has British and American nationality.

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