America Dissected

The State of the States

The State of the States

America Dissected - December 8, 2020 - 28:44

Abdul reflects on the role that states in this pandemic have had to play in the absence of federal leadership and what the implications might be for deploying COVID-19 vaccines. He then speaks with Michael Fraser, Executive Director of the Association of State and Territorial Health Officials about how state health departments are shouldering the load. You can find Michael on Twitter at @mfraserdc1, and the Association of State and Territorial Health Officials at @ASTHO.

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December 15, 2020 - 48:32
Abdul reflects on the deployment of a safe and effective COVID-19 vaccine. He talks to virologist Dr. Angela Rasmussen about the biology...

About The Show

The pandemic reminds us that when it comes to health, there’s so much more out there to understand—like how new genetic discoveries could change our relationship with our genes or how climate change could accelerate the next pandemic. In season 3, Dr. Abdul El-Sayed, physician and former city health commissioner, talks to doctors, scientists, culture makers, and policy leaders to dissect how science, policy, and culture shape health. New episodes of America Dissected every Tuesday.