Vaccines, Variants, and Coping




Full Event

Highlight Clips

Dr. Rekha Rapaka talked about the CDC guidelines for vaccinated people.
Dr. Samantha Farro spoke about the mental and emotional affects from the pandemic.
Nancy LeaMond discussed what AARP is doing for it's members.


AARP National hosted this Access Live event to provide helpful information during this COVID-19 pandemic. This event featured Dr. Rekha Rapaka, MD, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Medicine, Center for Vaccine Development, Division of Infectious Diseases, University of Maryland Baltimore, Dr. Samantha Farro, Ph.D., licensed psychologist, University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus Multidisciplinary Center on Aging, and Nancy LeaMond, Guest, Executive Vice President, Chief Advocacy and Engagement Officer, AARP. The hosts discussed vaccines, traveling, the emotional and mental effects that the pandemic has had on people, and they shared what AARP is doing for its members during this time. They also discussed the tension that people face in their community between differing opinions of those getting vaccinated and those not.