Fighting the Unseen Enemy: Update from the COVID-19 Immunity Task Force
Dr. David Naylor was the head of the national panel that reviewed Canada’s response to the 2003 SARS outbreak. Today he is co-chairing the federal COVID-19 Immunity Task Force, consisting of experts from universities and hospitals across Canada, who are working with local governments and health officials to understand how many Canadians have actually been affected by a disease that can be mild or asymptomatic for many, but severe or even fatal for others. On July 29, join the C.D. Howe Institute’s webinar to hear Dr. Naylor provide insights regarding the course of the pandemic and prospects for Canadians’ safe return to a new normal.
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Dr. David Naylor, Co-Chair, COVID-19 Immunity Task Force, Government of Canada
David Naylor is Professor of Medicine at the University of Toronto where he served earlier as President (2005-13) and Dean of Medicine (1999-2005). Before that, Naylor was founding director of clinical epidemiology at Sunnybrook Health Science Centre in Toronto (1990-96), and founding CEO (1991-98) of Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences (ICES). He has co-authored over 300 scholarly publications spanning epidemiology, biostatistics, social history, public policy, medical education, and health economics, as well as clinical and health services research in most fields of medicine. Naylor was a two-term inaugural governor of CIHR (2000-04). His public service also includes chairing three national panels: Canada's review of public health after the 2003 SARS outbreak, the federal advisory panel on healthcare innovation (2014-15), and the federal review of support for extramural science and research (2016-17). Naylor is currently co-chairing the Canadian COVID-19 Immunity Task Force. He is an Officer of the Order of Canada, Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada and the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences, and an international member of the US National Academy of Medicine.