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Healthcare expert Andy Slavitt became America’s COVID dad by shepherding us through the pandemic. Now on short-term assignment in D.C. to fight the pandemic, he’s enlisted his respected friend Bob Wachter, M.D., Chair of the Department of Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco, to fill in for him. Dr. Bob will make house calls twice a week, bringing you his frontline view of the crisis, astute analysis, and reassuring bedside manner to answer your questions. Of course, the best scientists, policy leaders, and cultural icons will join Dr. Bob in the bubble, as will Lana Slavitt to help us keep tabs on Andy until he returns in June.

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Healthcare expert Andy Slavitt became America’s COVID dad by shepherding us through the pandemic. Now on short-term assignment in D.C. to fight the pandemic, he’s enlisted his respected friend Bob Wachter, M.D., Chair of the Department of Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco, to fill in for him. Dr. Bob will make house calls twice a week, bringing you his frontline view of the crisis, astute analysis, and reassuring bedside manner to answer your questions. Of course, the best scientists, policy leaders, and cultural icons will join Dr. Bob in the bubble, as will Lana Slavitt to help us keep tabs on Andy until he returns in June.

    Toolkit: What You Need to Know About the Variants

    Toolkit: What You Need to Know About the Variants

    If you were worried that a new host would mean a completely different show, let this Monday Toolkit ease your fears. Dr. Bob poses your questions about the so-called UK and South African variants to virologist Angela Rasmussen and evolutionary biologist Paul Turner. You'll get answers about what the variants mean for the vaccines, how they affect kids, how to adjust your behavior in response to them, and much more.

     

    Follow Dr. Bob on Twitter @Bob_Wachter and check out In the Bubble’s new Twitter account @inthebubblepod.

     

    You can follow Andy in D.C. on Twitter @ASlavitt and Instagram @andyslavitt.

     

    In the Bubble is supported in part by listeners like you. Become a member, get exclusive bonus content, ask Andy questions, and get discounted merch at https://www.lemonadamedia.com/inthebubble/ 

     

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    Check out these resources from today’s episode: 

     
    Here’s a link to CDC’s webpage on the new COVID-19 variants: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/transmission/variant.html 
    Check out this article about the CDC’s prediction that the UK variant could become the dominant COVID strain in the US by March: https://www.washingtonpost.com/health/coronavirus-variant-dominant-us/2021/01/15/4420d814-5738-11eb-a817-e5e7f8a406d6_story.html 
    Learn more about ‘The Swiss Cheese Model of Pandemic Defense:’ https://www.nytimes.com/2020/12/05/health/coronavirus-swiss-cheese-infection-mackay.html
    Read about Andy’s temporary role in the Biden administration: https://www.cnn.com/2021/01/14/politics/andy-slavitt-biden-covid-team/index.htm 
    Learn more about Dr. Bob Wachter and the UCSF Department of Medicine here: https://medicine.ucsf.edu/ 

     

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    Andy Goes to Washington

    Andy Goes to Washington

    On January 20th, Andy will begin serving in the Biden White House as Senior Advisor for the pandemic response. He will be back to the show in June. Hear about the decision, what he’ll be doing, and who will be hosting the show while he’s away.

     

    Keep up with Andy on Twitter @ASlavitt and Instagram @andyslavitt.

     

    Follow In the Bubble’s new Twitter account @inthebubblepod. 

     

    In the Bubble is supported in part by listeners like you. Become a member, get exclusive bonus content, ask Andy questions, and get discounted merch at https://www.lemonadamedia.com/inthebubble/ 

     

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    Check out these resources from today’s episode: 

     
    Pre-order Andy’s book, Preventable: The Inside Story of How Leadership Failures, Politics, and Selfishness Doomed the U.S. Coronavirus Response, here: www.preventablebook.com 

     

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    Meet the New CDC Director (with Rochelle Walensky)

    Meet the New CDC Director (with Rochelle Walensky)

    Incoming CDC Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky gives her first major interview. She and Andy discuss her background as a young girl who wanted to grow up to be financially independent and how that turned into a storied career that led her to the pinnacle of public health. She discusses the challenges she faces in this epic role and her priorities for the CDC. There’s never been a more important time to have a strong leader like Dr. Walensky in charge of this agency.

     

    Keep up with Andy on Twitter @ASlavitt and Instagram @andyslavitt.

     

    Follow In the Bubble’s new Twitter account @inthebubblepod. 

     

    Follow Rochelle Walensky on Twitter @RWalensky.

     

    In the Bubble is supported in part by listeners like you. Become a member, get exclusive bonus content, ask Andy questions, and get discounted merch at https://www.lemonadamedia.com/inthebubble/ 

     

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    Check out these resources from today’s episode: 

     
    Read Rochelle’s opinion piece in The New York Times about her priorities as CDC Director: https://www.nytimes.com/2021/01/11/opinion/rochelle-walensky-cdc-director.html
    Watch President-elect Joe Biden introduce his health team nominees, including Rochelle: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mVFUIrWMkXA  
    Learn more about the Biden administration’s plan distribute 100 million COVID-19 vaccine doses in his first 100 days: https://www.npr.org/2021/01/08/955005344/biden-vows-to-distribute-100-million-covid-19-vaccine-doses-in-his-first-100-day
    Find the CDC’s latest guidance on COVID-19 here: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-nCoV/ 
    Pre-order Andy’s book, Preventable: The Inside Story of How Leadership Failures, Politics, and Selfishness Doomed the U.S. Coronavirus Response, here: www.preventablebook.com 

     

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    • 37 min
    Toolkit: How to Stay Safe at Work

    Toolkit: How to Stay Safe at Work

    Here’s the toolkit for everyone who needs to physically be at work — either now or in the future. Andy’s got you covered with expert advice on how to stay safe at work with attorney Jessica Rosenberg and Director of Harvard’s Healthy Buildings program Joseph Allen. They’ve got answers about Plexiglas, filtration, bad bosses, your rights, and more.

     

    Keep up with Andy on Twitter @ASlavitt and Instagram @andyslavitt.

     

    Follow Joseph Allen @j_g_allen on Twitter.

     

    In the Bubble is supported in part by listeners like you. Become a member, get exclusive bonus content, ask Andy questions, and get discounted merch at https://www.lemonadamedia.com/inthebubble/ 

     

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    Livinguard masks have the potential to deactivate COVID-19 based on the testing they have conducted from leading universities such as the University of Arizona and the Free University in Berlin, Germany. Go to shop.livinguard.com and use the code BUBBLE10 for 10% off.

     

    Check out these resources from today’s episode: 

     
    Find the website for The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) here: www.osha.gov 
    Check out the Healthy Buildings tool that’ll help you to calculate air changes per hour in an indoor space: https://tinyurl.com/portableaircleanertool 
    Read this 5 step guide to checking ventilation rates in classrooms that Joe mentions in today’s episode: https://schools.forhealth.org/ventilation-guide/ 
    Order Joe’s book, Healthy Buildings: How Indoor Spaces Drive Performance and Productivity, co-authored with John D. Macomber: https://www.hup.harvard.edu/catalog.php?isbn=9780674237971 
    Pre-order Andy’s book, Preventable: The Inside Story of How Leadership Failures, Politics, and Selfishness Doomed the U.S. Coronavirus Response, here: www.preventablebook.com 

     

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    15 Top Scientists' Predictions for 2021

    15 Top Scientists' Predictions for 2021

    When do the country’s top scientists think we'll be gathering indoors again? How about when most adults in America will be vaccinated? And what's the number one thing you can do this year to slow the pandemic? We all want to know what’s going to happen in 2021, so Andy got you some answers from a few of the smartest people out there. You’ll hear from Larry Brilliant, Leana Wen, Anthony Fauci, Megan Ranney, David Agus, and many more.

     

    Keep up with Andy on Twitter @ASlavitt and Instagram @andyslavitt.

     

    In the Bubble is supported in part by listeners like you. Become a member, get exclusive bonus content, ask Andy questions, and get discounted merch at https://www.lemonadamedia.com/inthebubble/ 

     

    Support the show by checking out our sponsors!

     
    Livinguard masks have the potential to deactivate COVID-19 based on the testing they have conducted from leading universities such as the University of Arizona and the Free University in Berlin, Germany. Go to shop.livinguard.com and use the code BUBBLE10 for 10% off.

     

    Check out these resources from today’s episode: 

     
    Check out the five key milestones in the COVID-19 pandemic that experts are anticipating in 2021: https://www.statnews.com/2021/01/04/five-key-milestones-in-the-covid19-pandemic-2021/ 
    This article explains the breakthroughs that will make 2021 better than 2020: https://www.gatesnotes.com/About-Bill-Gates/Year-in-Review-2020
    Learn more about the new UK coronavirus variant: https://www.sciencenews.org/article/coronavirus-covid-19-uk-variant-pandemic-spread 
    Get the latest news and resources about the coronavirus vaccines from The New York Times: https://www.nytimes.com/spotlight/coronavirus-vaccine 
     Pre-order Andy’s book, Preventable: The Inside Story of How Leadership Failures, Politics, and Selfishness Doomed the U.S. Coronavirus Response, here: www.preventablebook.com 

     

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    • 29 min
    Best of In the Bubble: What No One Knows About COVID-19 (with Larry Brilliant)

    Best of In the Bubble: What No One Knows About COVID-19 (with Larry Brilliant)

    If you didn’t catch this Best of In the Bubble episode the first time around, you are in for a treat! And even if you've heard it already, go ahead and give it another listen. If there is one expert Andy could talk with about coronavirus and how we are really doing, it is epidemiologist Larry Brilliant. Larry, who helped eradicate smallpox and is hard at work on coronavirus, grades our performance on a scientific, sociological, and political basis. He also shares everything that science knows, and doesn't know, about the way the novel coronavirus is transmitted and infects us. Larry doesn’t mince words about political leadership or the CDC. 

     

    Keep up with Andy on Twitter @ASlavitt and Instagram @andyslavitt.

     

    Follow Larry Brilliant on Twitter @larrybrilliant.

     

    In the Bubble is supported in part by listeners like you. Become a member, get exclusive bonus content, ask Andy questions, and get discounted merch at https://www.lemonadamedia.com/inthebubble/ 

     

    Support the show by checking out our sponsors!

     
    Livinguard masks have the potential to deactivate COVID-19 based on the testing they have conducted from leading universities such as the University of Arizona and the Free University in Berlin, Germany. Go to shop.livinguard.com and use the code BUBBLE10 for 10% off.

     

    Check out these resources from today’s episode: 

     
    Check out the latest information on the Oxford vaccine, as mentioned in this week’s Zach Fact: https://www.statnews.com/2020/07/20/study-provides-first-glimpse-of-efficacy-of-oxford-astrazeneca-covid-19-vaccine/
    Here is more information if you are Interested in volunteering for a COVID-19 prevention clinical study: https://www.coronaviruspreventionnetwork.org/clinical-study-volunteer/
    Watch Larry Brilliant’s 2006 TED Talk here: https://www.ted.com/talks/larry_brilliant_my_wish_help_me_stop_pandemics/transcript?language=en
    Read more about how chronic fatigue syndrome may hold keys to understanding post-Covid syndrome: https://www.statnews.com/2020/07/21/chronic-fatigue-syndrome-keys-understanding-post-covid-syndrome/

     

    To follow along with a transcript and/or take notes for friends and family, go to www.lemonadamedia.com/show/in-the-bubble shortly after the air date.

     

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