~ PVN staff report, based on a press release from the Page County Public Forum
The next roundtable, informational session planned by the Page County Public Forum will focus on the COVID-19 pandemic.
The event is titled “A Year of COVID: Understanding the Local Effects of the Pandemic and the Way Forward” and will take place online via Zoom at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 23.
“Page County is currently experiencing surges in cases, and has begun vaccinating vulnerable populations. Expert speakers will discuss plans for mass-vaccinations, the science and safety of the vaccines, the importance of continuing mask-wearing and social distancing, the local toll of the pandemic and its personal effects, how the pandemic has exposed social inequities in healthcare, and more,” reads a flyer from the Forum promoting the event.
Among the speakers scheduled for the Feb. 23rd Zoom roundtable:
• Moderator Justing Wheelock, a 2019 graduate of Luray High School, is in his second year at the University of Virginia studying neuroscience and studio arts on a pre-med track.
• Dr. Zory Glasser, a lifelong health professional and now professor at John Hopkins University, will discuss experiences with COVID patients as well as observations of how the pandemic has affected American healthcare.
• Dr. David Switzer, local healtyh professional, will speak to the local effects of COVID and how the community is personally affected.
• Dr. Colin Greene, Lord Fairfax Health District Director, Virginia Department of Health, will address the ongoing efforts of vaccine distribution and other ways the VDH is combating the pandemic.
In order to view the Zoom roundtable discussion, go to: