Medicine, Health and Society Virtual Coffee Hour: ‘Politics in a Pandemic’ April 16

The Center for Medicine, Health and Society’s virtual coffee hour series continues Thursday, April 16, at noon CST (1 p.m. EST). All are welcome to join.

Zoom meeting link:
Password: 478816

This week’s topic is “Doing Politics in a Pandemic.”

Special guests


  • Intro and discussion with invited guests: Noon–12:40 p.m.
  • Dance Party featuring DJ Ashu Rai: 12:40–12:45 p.m.
  • MHS/Vanderbilt logistics, business; talk about Tiger King: 12:50–1 p.m.

Framing questions for the discussion

1. What is/should be the role of government during a pandemic?
2. What new challenges face politicians or persons running for office? What new strategies have emerged as a result?
3. What particular challenges face politicians in red states?
4. What can Vanderbilt students do to get involved?

Some brief readings to consider (optional)