Pandemic update from the front lines
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Pandemic update from the front lines

Dr. Adam Jarrett (Courtesy JFNNJ)
Dr. Adam Jarrett (Courtesy JFNNJ)

Dr. Adam Jarrett, the chief medical officer at Holy Name Medical Center in Teaneck, talks about “The Pandemic: Past, Present, Future,” on Zoom, on Saturday, January 16, at 8:30 p.m., for the Jewish Federation of Northern New Jersey, in partnership with the Rabbinical Council of Bergen County, the North Jersey Board of Rabbis, and Holy Name Medical Center. He will discuss lessons learned, the challenges the hospital faced, current treatments and studies, and updates on the vaccine, and will offer a peek  into what the future might bring.

Dr. Jarrett, the subject of a recent Jewish Standard story, worked with and advised the RCBC and NJBR on best and safe practices for their congregations and community members. Over the last 10 months, he was always available for consultation. According to Rabbi Kenny Schiowitz of Teaneck’s Congregation Shaare Tefillah, “Holy Name Medical Center positioned itself as a community hospital offering its expertise and guidance to all members of the community. Dr. Jarrett shared his expertise and knowledge to help us provide the leadership to get through this crisis. Few people in the United States have had a closer look at the impact of the coronavirus than he has.” 

Dr. Jarrett recently co-wrote a book, “In the Time of Covid,” with Paul Rosengren. Dr. Jarrett and Mr. Rosengren offer information on vaccines, treatments, and the parallels between treating covid-19 and his time working on an AIDS ward in the 1980s.

A question-and-answer session will follow. For information, call (201) 820-3914 or email JoshuaK@jfnnj.org.

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