Tune in to #RFBreakthrough, a new livestream discussion series featuring a panel of industry experts.
For #RFBreakthrough’s first episode, the experts will dive into the National Covid-19 Testing & Tracing Plan to discuss the need for protocols that are being developed for asymptomatic rapid result screening tests in schools, businesses, and other institutions, along with faster and greater numbers of diagnostic tests to check results, which will improve contact tracing and suppress Covid-19.
This will cost over $75 billion in investments in the manufacturers and labs related to testing to produce the required types and amounts of tests but is a small price to pay to avoid a more permanent and complete economic lockdown. The plan also calls for a nationwide campaign to show the necessity of compliance with wearing masks, washing hands, and social distancing. The situation right now is a national tragedy and will only get worse with the flu season unless the country unites around a strategy that focuses on the common good.
- Eileen O’Connor Senior Vice President Eileen O’Connor joined The Rockefeller Foundation in 2019 as the Senior Vice President, Communications, Policy, and Advocacy. Prior to joining the Foundation, Eileen O’Connor was the principal at Garnet Group Public Affairs, specializing in crisis prevention, crisis management, litigation support, strategic communications, and executive positioning. She most recently served as the Vice President for Communications […]
- Dr. Rajiv J. Shah President Dr. Shah serves as President of the Rockefeller Foundation, a global institution with a mission to promote the well-being of humanity around the world. The Foundation applies data, science, and innovation to improve health for women and children, create nutritious and sustainable food systems, end energy poverty for more than a billion people worldwide, and […]
- Jonathan Quick, MD, MPH Managing Director, Pandemic Response, Preparedness, and Prevention Dr. Jonathan “Jono” Quick joined The Rockefeller Foundation in 2020. An internationally known global health leader, Jonathan (“Jono”) D. Quick, MD, MPH is the author of The End of Epidemics: The Looming Threat to Humanity and How to Stop It (2018). Offering evidence-based ways to prevent epidemics from spreading worldwide, Dr. Quick has been interviewed by North […]
- Paul Romer Professor of Economics at New York University and co-recipient of the 2018 Nobel Prize in Economics Paul Romer, economist and policy entrepreneur, is a co-recipient of the 2018 Nobel Prize in Economics Sciences and University Professor in Economics at NYU. He has spent his career at the intersection of economics, innovation, technology, and urbanization, working to speed up human progress. Paul received the Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences for his work […]
- Mara G. Aspinall Co-Founder and Professor of Practice, Biomedical Diagnostics at Arizona State University Mara co-founded the Biomedical Diagnostics program at Arizona State University’s College of Health Solutions, which is the first program dedicated entirely to diagnostics as an independent discipline. She is Managing Partner of BlueStone Venture Partners and CEO of the Health Catalysts Group, a research and consulting firm for new healthcare companies. Aspinall is the former […]