Air Date: 3–7-2020
Today we take a look at the Coronavirus through the lens of the systems it is affecting including the incompetence of a government that doesn't believe in governing, the dangers of the lack of universal access to medical care and the interdependency of our economies regardless of the inevitable racism that flares up in times of panic.
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We speak with Laurie Garrett, former senior fellow for global health at the Council on Foreign Relations and a Pulitzer Prize-winning science writer. She is the author of several books, including “Betrayal of Trust: The Collapse of Global Public Health.”
“The core principle of any of us who have a platform...is to be transparent and clear about what the science says and what the risks might be. And right now, that basic threshold has not been met.”
David Dayen, from The American Prospect, joins Ring of Fire’s Sam Seder to discuss the real story behind the coronavirus and how middlemen are destroying the prescription drug market.
The New CoronaVirus out of China could turn into a pandemic and without Universal Healthcare. Americans could face the worst of it.
When you really dig into our public health policy, you begin to realize how messed up we are in the face of a possible health scare.
Jane C. Hu talks about the rise of xenophobia as the virus spreads.
In this episode, Natalia, Neil, and Niki discuss COVID-19 and the history of protective face masks.
Ch. 8: Coronavirus and the election - George from Tonawanda, NY
Ch. 9: Comments on DNC machine - Alan from Connecticut
Ch. 10: Final comments on catching flies with honey
MUSIC (Blue Dot Sessions):
- Opening Theme: Loving Acoustic Instrumental by John Douglas Orr
- Smooth Stone - Blue Dot Sessions
- Algea Trio - Algea Fields
- LaBranche - Bayou Birds
- A Burst of Light - Delray
- Turning - Lathe
- Cradle Rock - Nursury
- Voicemail Music: Low Key Lost Feeling Electro by Alex Stinnent
- Closing Music: Upbeat Laid Back Indie Rock by Alex Stinnent
Produced by Jay! Tomlinson
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