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Dr. George Rutherford Discusses COVID-19

 | Published on 1/13/2021

Dr. George Rutherford, internationally renowned epidemiologist and Piedmont resident spoke at an on-line LWVP forum on January 13. His presentation, "COVID-19 Update:  Are We Any Closer to the End?"  was very informative and incorporated the latest data. Watchers were able to ask numerous questions.

Dr. Rutherford shared his expertise about Covid-19's future path, stating that "pretty darn soon", the vaccination will be available for those ages 65 and over.  Currently in California, only three percent have been vaccinated, but Dr. Rutherford predicted that when 20% are vaccinated, Covid-19 cases will begin to decrease.  He also predicted that proof of vaccination cards is likely to become common and very important in the future.  For example, you could potentially host a wedding in the Fall of 2021, if your guests show their vaccination cards.  He recommended wearing glasses or sunglasses when on an airplane to avoid transmission through your eyes.

Over one hundred people attended the talk on Zoom and Youtube. You can watch a recording of the talk here on the LWVP YouTube channel.