The Fourth Surge, Delta Variant, Vaccines, Boosters, and More


In this special edition of UCSF Department of Medicine Covid-19 Grand Rounds, we’ll discuss the many cross-cutting issues that are making this period in the pandemic so confusing and challenging to navigate.

Virologist Shane Crotty of the La Jolla Institute will talk about the Delta variant and what makes it different. He’ll also address the efficacy of vaccines against Delta, the prospect of boosters, and the potential for new variants in the future. I

nfectious Disease expert Carlos Del Rio of Emory University will describe the current state of the pandemic in the U.S. and worldwide, and offer his perspective on non-pharmacologic interventions (masking, etc), vaccinations, boosters, and our path forward. The session is moderated by UCSF Department of Medicine Chair Bob Wachter.