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Editor’s note: The archived video recording is embedded below.

Rich Besser is a leading public health expert and the former acting director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. He has drawn on his experience to offer both criticism and commendation of global response efforts to the pandemic, and has emphasized the health inequities being brought to light as a result.

Join STAT’s senior infectious diseases and global health reporter, Helen Branswell, for a live video chat with Besser, who is now president and CEO of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, today at 11 a.m. ET. They’ll be talking about the current state of the pandemic, how communities across the country are being impacted, and how we can work together in response.