In the wake of COVID-19, we’ve made it a priority to monitor recent developments, share new findings and support Americans with the science-based information and resources you can trust. The American Lung Association’s virtual COVID-19 Town Hall Series is available to watch on demand via the links below. We brought top health experts together to raise awareness about the effects of COVID-19 and discuss the health impact of the pandemic on all Americans. 

Watch Recordings of Prior Town Halls


COVID-19 One Year Later: The Known Unknowns

It’s been a year since COVID-19 changed the way we operate and much is being discovered about this new disease, including preventing the spread, treatment options, long-term symptoms, and combating disinformation. Join us as a panel of top experts remind us where we were 12 months ago, recap what we know now and highlight the things we are still investigating.

 


Moving the Needle: COVID-19 Vaccination Distribution

The widespread distribution of COVID-19 vaccine that can protect against severe illness will help turn the tide against this pandemic. Yet the December rollout of vaccine to priority populations was slower than expected and did not meet the 2020 yearend goal of 20 million Americans vaccinated.

Join us as an expert panel discusses the planned phases of vaccine rollout, successes and challenges with distribution thus far and plans in motion to ensure those most impacted by COVID-19 have access to this lifesaving preventive measure.

 


COVID-19: Lo que necesita saber

El evento se llevará a cabo el 27 de enero de 2021 a las 3:00 pm hora central.

En estos tiempos de incertidumbre, presenciamos un aumento en la propagación de los mitos y de la desinformación sobre la COVID-19. Seguiremos compartiendo información confiable basada en la ciencia y medidas de salud pública probadas y efectivas.

Únase con nosotros para un panel con médicos expertos que discutirán las mejores estrategias para prevenir la propagación de COVID-19, tratamientos recomendados y otra información importante sobre COVID-19 que ayudará a proteger su salud y la de su familia.

 


The Great Disrupter: A Patient Panel on COVID-19

Patients living with lung diseases such as COPD, lung transplants or lung cancer are at higher risk for serious illness from COVID-19. This can be a difficult balancing act of preventing the spread of COVID-19 and assuring necessary care is received. Join us as an expert panel comprised of physicians and patients discuss the challenges of living with a chronic lung disease during the pandemic and offer up steps to maintain your lung and overall health.

 


Disparities in COVID-19: Unjust, Unacceptable & Correctable

The time is now to address health inequities. Differences in health status, along with barriers to accessing healthcare, contribute to racial and ethnic minority groups experiencing increased risk of getting sick and dying from COVID-19. Join us as top experts discuss how the pandemic highlights many long-standing disparities in health outcomes and offer up actionable steps that would protect all Americans where they live, work and play. 

 


COVID-19 Recovery: The Path Forward

Recovery from COVID-19 can be a lonely, long process affecting all aspects of daily life, and it highlights the importance of having quality and affordable healthcare. Health challenges, financial hardship, social strain and access to treatments for aftercare should be considered during this journey. Please join as we discuss recent updates on symptom-based strategies, aftercare resources, and the importance of access to quality and affordable healthcare to help those recovering from COVID-19.

 


COVID-19 and Vaccines: Clinical Trials, Immunity and Immunization

The phrase “restrictions in place until we have a vaccine” has become a common closing statement when announcing social distancing measures. We all collectively hope for the creation of a vaccine to prevent the further spread of COVID-19. Join us as top experts review how to achieve active immunity, the science behind vaccine trials and current thoughts on how to mobilize resources for distribution once a vaccine exists.

 


COVID-19 and Mental Health: Spatial Distancing, not Social Distancing

The limiting of face-to-face contact with others has helped reduce the spread of the novel coronavirus that causes COVID-19. Yet the physical distancing required to keep the virus at bay may invite unwanted emotions such as loneliness, anxiety and feelings of helplessness. Join us as top experts review coping strategies and techniques to manage your mental health while maintaining your physical health.

 


Air Quality and COVID-19: Connections, Health Impacts, and Racial Disparities

This webinar discusses the preliminary implications of findings that suggest higher death rates of COVID-19 in individuals who have faced long-term exposure to poor air quality (PM 2.5). It also focuses on the findings that communities of color, especially African Americans, are especially at risk from the health impacts of both air pollution and COVID-19. Speakers include researchers and experts from both the health and public policy perspectives working to understand and combat these synergistic health threats.

 


Demystifying Testing for COVID-19

There are two kinds of tests available for COVID-19; a viral test which tells you if you have a current infection while an antibody test tells you if you had a prior infection. Across the country, there are differences in how states are rolling out testing procedures, discrepancies in who has access to get tested and misinformation about what the test results mean. Join us as top experts review testing trends, what those results mean, and opportunities on the horizon.

 

The COVID-19 Town Hall Series is part of our COVID-19 Action Initiative, sharing resources and support to all Americans.

Page last updated: May 20, 2021

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