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We are now in the early stages of something we’ve never seen before: a global pandemic. In addition to our health, social isolation and economic uncertainty have left us scrambling to understand our new normal and wondering what the future holds. From his own bubble, health care leader, turnaround expert and #stayhome architect Andy Slavitt is making it his mission to give Americans critical information in real-time but also hope for a path forward. He reminds us of what we can achieve and the deep sense of solidarity that we need during these trying times. Andy is joined each week by leading scientists, cultural icons, and political leaders—together, they will help us process, understand, and adjust to the changes around us.

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We are now in the early stages of something we’ve never seen before: a global pandemic. In addition to our health, social isolation and economic uncertainty have left us scrambling to understand our new normal and wondering what the future holds. From his own bubble, health care leader, turnaround expert and #stayhome architect Andy Slavitt is making it his mission to give Americans critical information in real-time but also hope for a path forward. He reminds us of what we can achieve and the deep sense of solidarity that we need during these trying times. Andy is joined each week by leading scientists, cultural icons, and political leaders—together, they will help us process, understand, and adjust to the changes around us.

    Toolkit: Everything You Need to Know About Vaccines

    Toolkit: Everything You Need to Know About Vaccines

    It's the Monday Toolkit episode of In The Bubble that people have been waiting for. Today, Andy and Zach get answers to the most important questions we all have about vaccines from two of the world's foremost experts, Drs. Mark McClellan and David Agus. There is incredibly promising news and some news that is likely to be fairly surprising. You'll learn when we can expect to see a vaccine and how life will -- and won’t -- be different with a vaccine. 
    Keep up with Andy on Twitter @ASlavitt and Instagram @andyslavitt.

    Follow David Agus @DavidAgus on Twitter and on Instagram @davidbagus.

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    Check out these resources from today’s episode:

    Read more about the Oxford University vaccine: https://www.economist.com/britain/2020/07/02/oxford-university-is-leading-in-the-vaccine-race


    Learn about one person’s experience in the clinical trial for Moderna’s vaccine: https://www.washingtonpost.com/nation/2020/07/06/coronavirus-vaccine-trial-patient/?arc404=true


    The World Health Organization keeps track of COVID-19 candidate vaccines here: https://www.who.int/publications/m/item/draft-landscape-of-covid-19-candidate-vaccines


    Check out the National Institute of Health’s new clinical trials network to test COVID-19 vaccines and other prevention tools: https://www.nih.gov/news-events/news-releases/nih-launches-clinical-trials-network-test-covid-19-vaccines-other-prevention-tools


    Here’s more on the FDA guidance regarding the development of safe and effective COVID-19 vaccines: https://www.fda.gov/news-events/press-announcements/coronavirus-covid-19-update-fda-takes-action-help-facilitate-timely-development-safe-effective-covid


    Curious about the human challenge studies? Here’s an article from the New England Journal of Medicine: https://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMp2020076



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    • 41 min
    What Congress Must Do (with Congressman Joe Kennedy III)

    What Congress Must Do (with Congressman Joe Kennedy III)

    The anger and frustration are palpable In The Bubble when Andy and Massachusetts Congressman Joe Kennedy III get together to talk about what’s not getting done in the country and what Congress needs to do to help ease the pain so many Americans are experiencing. Then, we hear from one of the true patriots fighting New-England-style for people’s lives and dignity, disability health care advocate Dennis Heaphy.
    Keep up with Andy on Twitter @ASlavitt and Instagram @andyslavitt.

    Follow Congressman Kennedy @RepJoeKennedy on Twitter and @repkennedy on Instagram.

    The Disability Policy Consortium is on Twitter @DPC_MA.

    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: 
    More information on dexamethasone and COVID-19: http://www.ox.ac.uk/news/2020-06-16-dexamethasone-reduces-death-hospitalised-patients-severe-respiratory-complications

    Can You Be Evicted During Coronavirus? Here’s How to Find Out: https://www.propublica.org/article/can-you-be-evicted-during-coronavirus-heres-how-to-find-out
    Here’s Andy’s latest JAMA article: The COVID-19 Pandemic Underscores the Need to Address Structural Challenges of the US Health Care System: https://jamanetwork.com/channels/health-forum/fullarticle/2768097


    Read more about the Heroes Act: https://www.speaker.gov/heroesact


    Want to write to or call your Congresspeople? Here’s a directory: https://www.house.gov/representatives


    CDC information about COVID-19 for people with disabilities: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/need-extra-precautions/people-with-disabilities.html

    Who are the “essential workers?” The Kaiser Family Foundation takes stock: https://www.kff.org/coronavirus-policy-watch/taking-stock-of-essential-workers/


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    • 49 min
    Mini-Episode: Will There Be Sports? (with Adam Schefter)

    Mini-Episode: Will There Be Sports? (with Adam Schefter)

    Andy calls up Adam Schefter in-between his SportsCenter appearances to talk about sports in the era of the coronavirus. The pandemic has cancelled seasons for the pros, college athletes, and for you and your kids. Leagues around the world are looking to resume play, but should they?
    Keep up with Andy on Twitter @ASlavitt and Instagram @andyslavitt, and follow Adam Schefter on Twitter and Instagram @AdamSchefter.

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

    Check out our fantastic show sponsors this week! 

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    Here are some other important resources from today’s show:

    FAQ about the NBA’s return to play: https://stats.nba.com/returntoplay2020/


    Five big coronavirus concerns for the 2020 NFL season: https://www.espn.com/nfl/story/_/id/29358769/five-big-coronavirus-concerns-2020-nfl-season-guiding-principles-navigating-covid-19


    Curious about college sports? Here’s the NCAA’s coronavirus hub: http://www.ncaa.org/sport-science-institute/coronavirus-covid-19


    Read about the CDC’s considerations for youth sports during the pandemic: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/community/schools-childcare/youth-sports.html


     
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    • 33 min
    Fighting the Crisis with Food (with José Andrés)

    Fighting the Crisis with Food (with José Andrés)

    Andy catches up with Chef José Andrés in a rare moment of rest. Chef Andrés has been jumping from one crisis to the next since February, feeding people around the world affected by the pandemic. His organization, World Central Kitchen, is now providing 250,000 fresh meals a day in dozens of cities across America. In total, they’ve served nearly 18 million meals worldwide. They talk about how the pandemic has exacerbated the global hunger crisis and what Chef Andrés is doing to try and solve it. Plus: how to re-open restaurants safely.
    Keep up with Andy on Twitter @ASlavitt and Instagram @andyslavitt.

    Follow Chef José Andrés @chefjoseandres on Twitter and Instagram.

    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: 
     

    Zach Fact Update: How much will the COVID-19 drug Remdesivir cost? https://sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com/2020/06/29/remdesivir-gilead-coronavirus-covid-19-drug-price-criticism/


    Dr. Peter Bach of Sloan Kettering Cancer Center weighs in on the price: https://twitter.com/peterbachmd/status/1277600751204917248


    Check out Chef Andrés’s opinion piece in the New York Times: https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/22/opinion/restaurants-coronavirus-food-aid.html


    And in the Washington Post: https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2020/04/20/our-people-are-hungry-we-need-leader-who-will-feed-them/


    Read more about World Central Kitchen’s Covid-19 food relief efforts: https://wck.org/chefsforamerica


    Meet Masky, World Central Kitchen’s safety mascot: https://wck.org/masky


    Learn about how the Independent Restaurant Coalition is working to save local restaurants affected by COVID-19: https://www.saverestaurants.com


    Here’s more information about the RESTAURANTS Act, a bipartisan bill which would establish a revitalization fund for independent restaurants affected by COVID-19: https://restaurant.org/news/pressroom/press-releases/restaurants-act-of-2020


    More on the FEED Act: https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/voraciously/wp/2020/05/07/a-bipartisan-group-of-lawmakers-and-jose-andres-want-to-empower-fema-to-meet-americas-growing-hunger-crisis/



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    • 57 min
    Toolkit: How to Talk to Each Other About Wearing Masks

    Toolkit: How to Talk to Each Other About Wearing Masks

    Andy and Zach take a new approach in this episode, exploring the most pressing topics on people’s minds with two experts. Today: how to talk to others in your life who disagree with you about masks and social distancing. The panelists are Lanhee Chen, presidential health policy advisor to Mitt Romney, and United States of Care co-founder Natalie Davis.
    Keep up with Andy on Twitter @ASlavitt and Instagram @andyslavitt.

    Follow Natalie Davis @NatalieEPD and Lanhee Chen @lanheechen on Twitter.

    In the Bubble is supported in part by listeners like you. You can 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:

    Face masks may have averted over 200,000 COVID-19 cases in the United States. Read more: https://www.healthaffairs.org/do/10.1377/hblog20200616.817546/full/


    Are you worried about your health and safety at work? Learn how to file an official OSHA complaint: https://www.osha.gov/workers/file_complaint.html


    Are you being treated unfairly on the job because of your race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity, and sexual orientation), national origin, disability, age (age 40 or older) or genetic information? The EEOC may be able to help: https://www.eeoc.gov/federal-sector/filing-formal-complaint


    Protecting Civil Rights while responding to COVID-19: https://www.justice.gov/file/1271776/download



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    • 44 min
    What Should States Do Next? (with Governor Gretchen Whitmer)

    What Should States Do Next? (with Governor Gretchen Whitmer)

    Andy calls Governor Gretchen Whitmer to talk about what she’s learned from the pandemic in Michigan and what governors across the nation need to do next. They also talk about the disproportionate impact of COVID-19 on the Black community. Then, Andy has the first of many conversations to come on how to vote during the pandemic by talking with Ben Wikler, chair of the Democratic Party of Wisconsin.
    Keep up with Andy on Twitter @ASlavitt and Instagram @andyslavitt.
    Follow Governor Whitmer @GovWhitmer on Twitter and @gewhitmer on Instagram.
    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 visiting our fantastic show sponsors!

    Teladoc provides access to certified doctors from the comfort and safety of home. Register now at www.teladoc.com/


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    Check out these resources from today’s episode: 

    Find out everything you need to know about voting, including how to vote by mail in your state at www.vote.org or www.rockthevote.org


    Read Stacey Abrams’ new book, Our Time is Now: https://us.macmillan.com/books/9781250257703.

    Looking for the stats on voter fraud and voting by mail? Check out the Brennan Center for Justice and their project debunking voter fraud myths: www.brennancenter.org/issues/ensure-every-american-can-vote/vote-suppression/myth-voter-fraud 


    And read about the results from Trump’s commission on voter fraud here: https://apnews.com/f5f6a73b2af546ee97816bb35e82c18d/Report:-Trump-commission-did-not-find-widespread-voter-fraud


    Dig into some analysis of the data around voting by mail and if it benefits one political party (Spoiler: it doesn’t seem to). https://fivethirtyeight.com/features/there-is-no-evidence-that-voting-by-mail-gives-one-party-an-advantage/ 

    Read US of Care’s “COVID-19 and Beyond: Recover, Reopen and Rebuild by Investing in Community Health” to learn about ways to improve community health grounded in anti-racist principles. https://unitedstatesofcare.org/covid-19/recover-reopen-and-rebuild-by-investing-in-community-health/



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    • 51 min

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