So this situation is all awful, but people are working very hard to fight this disease, get it under control, and help the people who need help. This podcast is a weekly opportunity to spend some time thinking about those people...and then to remember that, actually, those people are all of us.
Fred is Running the Tests
Shifting from running zero COVID tests to running millions is not a simple process, but a lot of people have mobilized to make it happen. A few weeks ago I got the chance to talk with Fred Turner from Curative about how they went from a company with just a few employees running a variety of tests to a company with hundreds focused entirely on COVID testing. This conversation really helped me feel a bit better about our situation.
Destin is Making Face Shields
Destin Sandlin is, in his normal jobs, an engineer and a content creator. But for the last couple months, he has become a community organizer and logistics expert making and distributing PPE with a network of hundreds of volunteers. We're each looking to our toolkits right now, but let's not forget how much our toolkits expand when they are merged.
Vi is Deep in the Data
Vi Hart is a mathematician and technologist and she has been working (with many other experts) on a report called "The Roadmap to Pandemic Resilience." She absolutely schools me on how bluetooth tracking and contact tracing actually works.
But one thing's for sure, all of this would be much harder if it happened even ten years ago.
Nathan is Frozen Meat
I think many, if not most people, right now are looking to their skills to see how they can be turned to assist in this weird, hard, and bad times. But what if your main asset is that you're the social media manager for Steak Umm brand frozen meat slices?
Ian's in the Trial
Ian Haydon is in one of the first clinical trials for COVID-19, and he's surprisingly chill about it. Let's chat with him in this, the very first episode of COVID Sucks, People Don't.
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WHY DIDN'T I KNOW ABOUT THIS SOONER?
I have been listening faithfully to Dear Hank and John AND Delete This, they are my favorite pods. I have been watching 95% of Vlogbrothers videos and Hankschannel videos.
Hank, if you had done a John-approved amount of self promo about this I COULDN'T HAVE MISSED IT!
And it's so topical and was coming out at a time where I needed things to listen to more than ever but I didn't know :(
But I missed it! So next time you feel weird about doing self promo, remember that some of us really really want to know about the things so we don't miss them.
And I'm still gonna listen, but I think it would've been better had I listened as they came out!
Uplifting, informative, and thoughtful.
I am very happy to have found this show. Hank and the guests inject a healthy dose of fact based positivity with every episode. Well done!
this is just plain great