Session 10: Situational Briefing & An Uncertain Future: Scenario Planning in a Pandemic

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The success of how we respond as a nation to this outbreak is in your hands: the mayors, the city officials, the community leaders.” - Dr. Anthony Fauci, Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

In the tenth session, Rebecca Henderson, the John and Natty McArthur University Professor at Harvard University, and Jorrit de Jong, Faculty Director of the Bloomberg Harvard City Leadership Initiative and Senior Lecturer in Public Policy and Management at Harvard Kennedy School, discussed scenario planning in a pandemic and offered tools for imagining and working through the implications of various plausible futures. Dr. Josh Sharfstein, Vice Dean for Public Health Practice and Community Engagement at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, provided a briefing of critical public health information on COVID-19 within the United States. Dr. Anthony Fauci, NIAID Director, offered guidance and answered mayors’ questions on responding to the COVID-19 crisis.