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5:00 to 6:00 by video-conference and conference call: Dr. Marvin Malek, about “The Value of a National Health Care Program in the Face of a Pandemic” Public welcome, free to all
April 4, 2020 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
For our April 4th program, we’ll use “GoToMeeting” video-conferencing–or you can phone in. This is part of our response to the Coronavirus, of course, as we avoid public gatherings, and do our part to “flatten the curve” of Covid-19 infections.
Dr. Malek has been a member of the Physicians for a National Health Program (PNHP) since 1988. He has worked closely with Dr. Deb Richter, who has spoken at Grange programs about single-payer health care systems a couple of times. Both have testified at the VT Legislature on this issue.
After a 15-20 minute presentation by Dr. Malek, we will have a chance to ask questions and discuss how the current health care “system” has dealt with the Covid-19 pandemic, what could be done differently, and options for alternative systems.
Jeremy Hansen, former Berlin Selectboard member and good friend of the Grange is helping to set up the tech to supply this “virtual meeting”, and will be the moderator for the discussion.
This will open a very simple form from “GoToMeeting”; enter your name and your email, and click the blue “Register” button on the bottom. You’ll get a “You’re Registered” page, where you can click “Join the Webinar” at 5:00 to take part in the program, or at 4:30 to take part in a brief Grange Meeting before we start the program. You will also get an email from Jeremy Hansen with the log-in link.
With your computer, you’ll be able to see everyone who has a webcam going! And Jeremy Hansen, who will be moderating, can see who is raising their hands to ask a question.
On your phone, you’ll hear all the audio, and can take part in the discussion. Jeremy will have to figure out how to keep track of who wants to talk!
We will be having a brief “executive session” by the same method, from 4:30 to 5:00. We will be getting a brief report on our finances–impacted as they are by the lack of renters–and reports from people who attend about how they are surviving the Covid-19 crisis, I expect.