Webinar: How to Protect Our Children in this Era of COVID 19 and the Delta Variant

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We wish to inform you that the NAACP San Diego Branch, in conjunction with the Voice & Viewpoint, will be holding two webinars on how the Delta Variant has changed the COVID war, and how we must work to keep ourselves and our kids safe from this new variant of the disease.  As was recently stated by a doctor from the Mayo Clinic:

Don’t be deceived that ‘I got this far and I am OK.’ This is a very different variant. It will find you.

With schools reopening soon, it is critical that everyone knows how to protect themselves and their kids.

Our first webinar will be at 6pm on August 11th, and may be joined via sandiegonaacp.org/covid-kids-webinar.

We will have four distinguished physicians on our panel, along with an educator from the Sweetwater Union High School District.

The physicians are:


Dr Jerome A. Robinson, MD

Chair, Health Committee, NAACP San Diego Branch



Jerome A. Robinson, MD is board-certified in Internal Medicine and Cardiology. He is a graduate of Hahnemann Medical College and Hospital now Drexel University. Dr. Robinson is a Fellow of the Society for Cardiac Angiography and Intervention, a Fellow of the American Society of Hypertension, a Fellow of the American College of Cardiology, and the American College of Physicians…

Dr Suzanne Afflalo, MD

Family Physician and Medical Director, Alliance Health Center


Dr. Suzanne Afflalo is a Family Physician, who was born in Kingston, Jamaica WI, worked at Kaiser Permanente as a partner of the Southern California Permanente Medical Group (SCPMG) for 23 years and retired in 10/2015. She received her medical degree from George Washington University School of Medicine in Washington DC and completed her Family Medicine Residency at Kaiser Permanente Medical Center in Los Angeles…

Dr Naomi Lawrence-Reid, MD




I am Dr. Naomi Lawrence-Reid, M.D.- a board-certified general pediatrician who hails from the Greater Boston Area. I am a graduate of Wake Forest University, University of Massachusetts Medical School, and completed my pediatrics residency at Albert Einstein/Children’s Hospital at Montefiore in Bronx, NY…

Sayone Thihalolipavan, MD, MPH

Medical Consultant, Public Health Services, HHSA



Dr. Sayone Thihalolipavan is a Board Certified Preventive Medicine Physician who aims to work on the population level to address health-related issues. Continuing his work to protect and promote the health of all San Diegans as the former Deputy Public Health Officer for the County of San Diego’s Health and Human Services Public Health Services, he currently serves as a Medical Consultant for the County…


Joining us as our Educational representative will be:


Dr Richard Vernon Moore

Chief of Educational Equity and Support Services, Sweetwater Union High School District


Richard Vernon Moore is a San Diego native and the son of Drs. Gene and Juel Moore. In 1994, Vernon earned his bachelors’ degree from UCLA. In 2014, Vernon earned his doctorate degree in educational leadership from SDSU. His research into the dynamic systems that surround education culminated with his dissertation, titled Bureaucratic Structures in Urban High Schools…

More details on our webinar may be found at sandiegonaacp.org/covid-kids and you are welcome to join the webinar at 6pm on August 11th via sandiegonaacp.org/covid-kids-webinar.  Interviews can be arranged on request.

Our second webinar in this series will occur at 6pm on August 18th.

We appeal to you to help us publicize these crucial events for the sake of our kids, parents, teachers and our community.

An event flyer is attached.



Francine Maxwell, President
NAACP San Diego Branch


If you need more information about the NAACP San Diego Branch, please visit sandiegonaacp.org/presskit

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San Diego CA 92195

(619) 431-1633 Phone/Text

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