Air Date: 5–7-2020
Today, Amanda and I discuss the dangerous, pervasive epidemic of hope fueled by desperation spreading throughout the country that is leading people to self-destructive thoughts and actions.
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Dr. Celine Gounder talks to Peter Staley and Mark Harrington, members of Act Up, co-founders of the Treatment Action Group, and dedicated HIV/AIDS activists who know firsthand what it is like to live through a large-scale pandemic.
Ch. 2: The placebo reject
Derek Lowe, the organic chemist behind the science blog In the Pipeline, urges caution. He speaks with Bob about how to report on the so-called "game-changer" drugs, and where he believes reporting on the "race for a cure" falls short.
Ch. 4: Profiteering off of the desperation of those with rare diseases
Dr. Wen gives her unique insight into the dilemma that Fauci and Birx face in dealing with an inarguably crazy president.
Ch. 6: Strategic lying to save the lives of the irrational and those with whom they come in contact
MUSIC (Blue Dot Sessions):
- Opening Theme: Loving Acoustic Instrumental by John Douglas Orr
- Tar and Spackle - Plaster
- The Summit - K2
- Closer - American Moon Bicycle
- 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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