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The Central Colorado Humanists are presenting a bonus “Sunday Science” program on Dec. 20 relating to the COVID-19 pandemic and how the human immune system responds to the virus.

With the rolling out of the first vaccines to fight the disease, Dr. Pat Duletsky and Dr. Lydia Segal will headline the program, beginning at 10:00 a.m.

Dr. Duletsky will present a ‘Virology and Immunology 101’ describing the basics of how SARS-CoV2 (known as COVID-19) works, ways the immune system responds to the infection and what different virus tests are measuring.

Dr. Segal will focus on the phases of COVID-19 and what treatments are being used currently for each phase. She will also discuss the latest vaccine efforts, efficacy, safety and availability of multiple vaccines.

Lydia S. Segal, MD, MPH earned her M.D. at the University of Arizona Medical School and her M.P.H. at Johns Hopkins.  She practiced Family Medicine in the mid-Atlantic states with Kaiser Permanente.  She worked in Public Health, both policy and practice, in short term overseas assignments.  She is retired and now lives full time in Salida.

Pat Duletsky M.D., earned her medical degree from University of California, Davis.  She had a full time practice in Frisco, Colorado for 13 years, then worked in outpatient clinics in the San Luis Valley, Chaffee County, and Summit County. She was a founder of the Chaffee People’s Clinic and was the Summit County Public Health Officer in the late 1990s. She is retired and has lived in Chaffee County since 2003.

The program will be presented starting at 10 a.m. on ZOOM.

Participants can find the link to join the Zoom Meeting by clicking on the Humanist website event page here and then selecting Access ZOOM Presentation: Click Here

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Central Colorado Humanists sponsor Sunday Science presentations on the first Sunday of each month. Each presentation is informative and features a science topic understandable by both scientists and non-scientists. The program will start promptly at 10 a.m., followed by a question-and-answer period.