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In this World Science U Live Session, Nobel laureate, former Director of the National Institutes of Health and former President of Memorial Sloan Kettering, Harold Varmus, M.D., and Brian Greene discussed the country’s response to the coronavirus pandemic, the role of scientists in this political climate, scientific literacy, and how technological developments impact the future of cancer research.
Brian starts the session with a discussion and audience Q+A. Harold joins the conversation at 0:55:28
This program is part of the Big Ideas Series, which is supported, in part, by the John Templeton Foundation.
The World Doesn’t Yet Know Enough to Beat the Coronavirus: https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2020/05/lack-testing-holding-science-back/611422/
It Has Come to This: Ignore the C.D.C.: https://www.nytimes.com/2020/08/31/opinion/cdc-testing-coronavirus.html
The Journal of Clinical Investigation. A Conversation with Harold Varmus: https://www.jci.org/articles/view/63633?utm_campaign=cover-page&utm_content=short_url&utm_medium=pdf&utm_source=content
Nobel Laureates endorse Joe Biden: https://nlcampaigns.org/Joe_Biden_endorsement.pdf
WSU Live Sessions are conversations hosted by Brian Greene with World Science U faculty exploring matter, mind, and the cosmos.