Herd (or population) immunity
4.00 Fiona Godlee (The BMJ) Welcome
Session 1: Historical and contemporary context of herd immunity (Chair: Fi Godlee)
4.05 David Robertson (Princeton U) – Herd immunity: where it came from (GDS)
4.15 George Davey Smith (Bristol U) – Immune ecology
4.25 Mark Honigsbaum (City U) – "Heard" in Whitehall: from swine flu to Covid-19
4.35 Thomas House (Manchester U) - Herd immunity thresholds - is it a useful concept?
Session 2 - Basis of Population Immunity (Chair: Allyson Pollock, Newcastle U)
4.45 JF Bach (Academie Sciences) - What are the biological processes underlying population immunity?
4.55 Ben Lopman (Emory U)- Measuring population immunity
5.05 Helen Ward (Imperial U) - What do we know about population immunity in England across all ages so far?
5.15 Jake Scott (Stanford U) - Natural and vaccine induced immunity
Session 3 - Endemic SARS-CoV-2 (Chair: George Davey Smith, Bristol U)
5.25 - Jeff Shaman (Columbia U) - When did it become clear that SARS-CoV-2 would become endemic?
5.35 - Elizabeth Halloran (Fred Hutch) - Transition to endemicity
Session 4: Global perspectives and the future (Chair: Fi Godlee)
5.45 - Helena Legido-Quigley (National U, Singapore), South Asia
5.55 - Amanda Kvalsvig (Otago U, New Zealand)
6.05 - Shahid Jameel, (Oxford U) Indian subcontinent
6.15 Panel Q+A (Chair: Fi Godlee)