Disease X: Are We Prepared for the Next Pandemic?

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


On this episode of Path Forward, Suzanne Clark, President and CEO of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, sat down with experts to discuss the world’s readiness for a global outbreak.


Suzanne Clark, President and CEO, U.S. Chamber of Commerce
Dr. Francis Collins, Director, NIH
Rafael Mariano Grossi, Director General, International Atomic Energy Agency
Dr. Tara O'Toole, Executive Vice President and Senior Fellow, In-Q-Tel

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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.