Apr 19, 2020 • 1HR 55M

Episode 5 - 4.19.2020

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Larry Bernstein
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Nolan McCarty

Topic: “Federal polarization”: the ideological and partisan disagreements across states and between states and the federal government. Federal polarization has grown dramatically over the past 20 years and has clearly been the major impediment to a coordinated public health response. I will also talk about the election as the two are related.
Bio: Professor of Political Science at Princeton


Nolan McCarty QA


Dr. Mark Green

Topic: The Pandemic and Future Legislation
Bio: Republican Congressman from TN, former flight surgeon for Army special operations aviation unit, on mission that captured Saddam Hussein and interrogated him for six hours, founded $200mm revenue emergency department staffing company.


John Barry

Topic: Comparing Covid19 and the 1918 Flu
Bio: Author of The Great Influenza – The Story of the Deadliest Pandemic in History
Reading Assignment: Afterword of The Great Influenza


Dr. David Reich

Topic: Treatment and Testing of Covid19
Bio: Professor of Anesthesiology, Current President and COO of Mt. Sinai Hospital
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Dr. David Reich QA


Dr. Kari Christine Nadeau

Topic: Santa Clara Randomized Study of Covid19
Bio: Director, Sean N. Parker Center for Allergy and Asthma Research at Stanford University
Reading Assignments: https://www.medrxiv.org/content/10.1101/2020.04.14.20062463v1.full.pdf
And https://www.wsj.com/articles/new-data-suggest-the-coronavirus-isnt-as-deadly-as-we-thought-11587155298?mod=opinion_lead_pos5


Dr. Kari Christine Nadeau QA


Dr. Tony Coles

Topic: How will the biotech industry, pharmaceutical firms, and medical supply companies respond with new products in the pandemic?
Bio: CEO of Cereval Therapeutics specializing on new therapies for the central nervous system like Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s and ALS.


Dr. Stanley Goldfarb

Topic: Medical School Education and the Pandemic
Bio: Professor of Medicine at UPenn’s Medical School
Reading Assignment: https://www.wsj.com/articles/med-school-needs-an-overhaul-11586818394


Dr. Stanley Goldfarb QA


Dr. Jacob Appel

Topic: Medical Ethics and the Pandemic
Bio: Director of Ethics Education in Psychiatry at Mt. Sinai School of Medicine, author, bioethicist, lawyer and social critic.
Assignment: Watch 45 minute documentary Jacob about Jacob Appel’s life. It is fantastic.


Dr. Jacob Appel and Dr. Mark Green QA


Dr. Michael Osterholm

Topic: Battle Plan for the Pandemic
Bio: Professor of Public Health at University of Minnesota a Director of the Center for Infectious Disease and Research and Policy
Reading Assignment: Deadliest Enemy: Our War against Killer Germs, chapters 18 and 19


Dr. Michael Osterholm QA


Wayne Kent

Topic: How Mid-Sized Companies in Construction are Faring in the Pandemic
Bio: President of Empire Lumber and Millwork


Wayne Kent QA


Casey Mulligan

Topic: Unemployment Insurance and Getting Back to Work
Bio: Professor of Labor Economics at UChicago.
Reading Assignment: https://www.wsj.com/articles/congress-can-still-save-the-recovery-11586279678


Casey Mulligan QA


Andrew Cherlin

Topic: The surge of social solidarity that we are seeing and its consequences for the near future. The consequences will include support for universal assistance such as universal child care, wage subsidies, etc. The length of the crisis means that our social relations and politics may be changed for a year or more.
Bio: Professor of Sociology at Johns Hopkins and author of The Marriage-Go-Around: The State of Marriage and the Family in America Today.


Andrew Cherlin QA


Rabbi Paul Yedwab

Topic: The Pandemic and Religious Faith
Bio: Rabbi at Temple Israel of West Bloomfield Michigan and author of six books including Sex in the Texts.


Peter Irons

Topic: Conflict between Civil Liberties and Public Health
Bio: Professor Emeritus UCSD Law School and author of A People’s History of the Supreme Court


Peter Irons QA


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