COVID-19 Variants: What You Need To Know

Event Date: 
Wednesday, February 17, 2021 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm


America is restarting the economy after a lengthy shutdown. The effort to bring millions of people back to work brings lots of big, complicated questions. Path Forward, a series produced by the U.S. Chamber Foundation, is designed to help business and community leaders find the answers they need to execute a responsible reopening strategy and plan for a post-pandemic world.

How do we protect employees and customers from the coronavirus? What are some of the barriers to a successful reopening of the economy? Where can my staff get COVID-19 tests? Masks? Gloves? Who’s going to pay for all this? Each episode features conversations between the U.S. Chamber of Commerce President and CEO-Elect Suzanne Clark and experts with practical recommendations for businesses of all sizes. Path Forward events take place at 2 p.m. EST every other Wednesday.

If you can’t attend, you’ll find a recording of each episode on the Foundation’s website, Facebook page, and YouTube channel.


On this episode of Path Forward, we focused on the variants of COVID-19 that have emerged from the U.K., South Africa, and Brazil. U.S. Chamber President and CEO-Elect Suzanne Clark will sit down with experts to discuss how widely these new variants have spread, why they're causing concern, what we need to do to track and sequence them, and how these variants may affect existing therapies, vaccines, and tests.


Suzanne Clark, President and CEO-Elect, U.S. Chamber of Commerce
Dr. Jonathan Li, Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School; and Infectious Diseases Physician, Brigham and Women's Hospital
Dr. Sharon Peacock, Executive Director and Chair, COVID-19 Genomics UK

Watch the full recording