Inside the Biden COVID Task Force (with Task Force Co-Chair Vivek Murthy)
Andy brings you an inside look at President-elect Biden’s COVID-19 efforts with task force co-chair Vivek Murthy, former US Surgeon General and one of Biden’s senior advisors in the pandemic. Andy and Vivek discuss what the President-elect is thinking about the pandemic, the (lack of) transition, and his priorities come January 20. Plus, how they hope to reverse the damage done by — as Vivek puts it — the way politics has poisoned the pandemic response.
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Check out these resources from today’s episode:
Read more about the Biden-Harris plan to beat COVID-19: https://buildbackbetter.com/priorities/covid-19/
Learn more about the 13-member COVID-19 advisory board that Vivek co-chairs: https://www.washingtonpost.com/health/2020/11/09/biden-coronavirus-task-force/
Listen to the Atul Gawande interview Andy referenced in the show: https://www.npr.org/2020/11/13/934718042/member-of-bidens-coronavirus-advisory-board-on-what-could-be-done-to-fight-pande
Check out this article about what polls say about people’s confidence in the COVID-19 vaccines: https://www.nytimes.com/2020/11/17/health/gallup-poll-coronavirus-vaccine.html
Check out Vivek’s book, Together: The Healing Power of Human Connection in a Sometimes Lonely World: https://www.vivekmurthy.com/together-book
Pre-order Andy’s book, Preventable: The Inside Story of How Leadership Failures, Politics, and Selfishness Doomed the U.S. Coronavirus Response, here: https://us.macmillan.com/books/9781250770165
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