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The Remarkable Research Being Done to Create a COVID-19 Vaccine | Amanpour and Company

Amanpour and Company

Apr 7, 2020

Jon Cohen is an award-winning journalist who has been reporting on infectious diseases for 40 years. He tells Hari Sreenivasan about the remarkable research being done now–even as many still seem determined to ignore the facts–and about his recent, revealing conversation with Dr. Anthony Fauci. Originally aired on April 7, 2020.

Why Are Black Americans Hit Harder by Coronavirus? | Amanpour and Company

Amanpour and Company

Apr 9, 2020

Coronavirus has hit Louisiana hard, with new data revealing that it has affected African Americans particularly badly: The state’s black community accounts for 70% of the deaths, even though they make up only 33% of the population. The Mayor of New Orleans, LaToya Cantrell, says this disparity is reflected nationwide because of systemic problems with poverty traps and lack of resources. Mayor Cantrell speaks with Walter Isaacson–and explains why Mardi Gras went ahead as a pandemic loomed.

Trump Didn’t Distribute Stockpile Based On States’ Coronavirus Needs

HuffPost

Apr 9, 2020

The House Oversight Committee revealed that President Donald Trump’s administration failed to allot masks & equipment from the federal stockpile based on states’ coronavirus needs.

Atmospheric Sciences Webinar Series Part 6 of 8: From the Past Into the Future

AGU

Apr 9, 2020

To celebrate past accomplishments and highlight future challenges at the Fall 2019 meeting, the Atmospheric Sciences Section hosted an all-day session of oral presentations by a diverse group of invited speakers – both established and emerging leaders in the field – and all excellent communicators. Topics included ozone depletion and recovery, weather and climate prediction, detection and attribution of climate change, and extreme events, among others. The webinar series will repeat each Tuesday (3 March to 21 April). Each session will feature two speakers (25-minute talks + 5 minutes for questions), and last from 12-1 PM EDT. The 31 March webinar, Part 6 of 8, features presenter Doug Smith (Seasonal to Decadal Climate Prediction) and Marika Holland (The Emergence of a New Arctic).

Atmospheric Sciences Webinar Series Part 5 of 8: From the Past Into the Future

AGU

Apr 9, 2020

To celebrate past accomplishments and highlight future challenges at the Fall 2019 meeting, the Atmospheric Sciences Section hosted an all-day session of oral presentations by a diverse group of invited speakers – both established and emerging leaders in the field – and all excellent communicators. Topics included ozone depletion and recovery, weather and climate prediction, detection and attribution of climate change, and extreme events, among others. The webinar series will repeat each Tuesday (3 March to 21 April). The 31 March webinar, Part 5 of 8, features presenter Kristie A Boering (Atmospheric Chemistry and Climate on a Changing Earth)

“Exposing U.S. Racism in a Stark New Way”: COVID-19 Kills Disproportiona te Number of Black Americans

Democracy Now!
Apr 9, 2020

We speak with family physician and epidemiologist Dr. Camara Phyllis Jones about how the coronavirus is taking a devastating toll on black Americans, who are disproportionately dying from the virus across the country as a result of entrenched racial inequality. Black Americans are more likely to have chronic health problems and less likely to have insurance. They also make up significant numbers of frontline workers that are still going to work amid the pandemic. Jones is the former president of the American Public Health Association. Her recent piece for Newsweek magazine is headlined “Coronavirus Disease Discriminates. Our Health Care Doesn’t Have To.”

Naomi Klein: Sanders “Broke the Spell” of Neoliberalism as Trump Pushes Coronavirus Capitalism

Democracy Now!

Apr 9, 2020

We talk to journalist and activist Naomi Klein about Bernie Sanders’s historic presidential campaign as he suspends his bid for the 2020 Democratic nomination, and about coronavirus capitalism — President Trump’s response to the pandemic. Sanders “opened up the window of what was possible politically in this country,” says Klein, a senior correspondent at The Intercept, Rutgers University professor and longtime Sanders supporter.