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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 Throwback: How to Talk to Each Other About Wearing Masks

    Toolkit Throwback: How to Talk to Each Other About Wearing Masks

    On the day before Thanksgiving, let's listen back to In the Bubble's first-ever toolkit episode. The topic is, unfortunately, just as relevant today as it was when it first aired this summer: how to talk to people 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. 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: 

     
    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
    Inside the Biden COVID Task Force (with Task Force Co-Chair Vivek Murthy)

    Inside the Biden COVID Task Force (with Task Force Co-Chair Vivek Murthy)

    Andy brings you an inside look at President-elect Biden’s COVID-19 efforts with task force co-chair Vivek Murthy, former US Surgeon General and one of Biden’s senior advisors in the pandemic. Andy and Vivek discuss what the President-elect is thinking about the pandemic, the (lack of) transition, and his priorities come January 20. Plus, how they hope to reverse the damage done by — as Vivek puts it — the way politics has poisoned the pandemic response.

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

    Follow Vivek Murthy on Twitter @vivek_murthy.

    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: 
    Read more about the Biden-Harris plan to beat COVID-19: https://buildbackbetter.com/priorities/covid-19/
    Learn more about the 13-member COVID-19 advisory board that Vivek co-chairs: https://www.washingtonpost.com/health/2020/11/09/biden-coronavirus-task-force/
    Listen to the Atul Gawande interview Andy referenced in the show: https://www.npr.org/2020/11/13/934718042/member-of-bidens-coronavirus-advisory-board-on-what-could-be-done-to-fight-pande
    Check out this article about what polls say about people’s confidence in the COVID-19 vaccines: https://www.nytimes.com/2020/11/17/health/gallup-poll-coronavirus-vaccine.html
    Check out Vivek’s book, Together: The Healing Power of Human Connection in a Sometimes Lonely World: https://www.vivekmurthy.com/together-book
    Pre-order Andy’s book, Preventable: The Inside Story of How Leadership Failures, Politics, and Selfishness Doomed the U.S. Coronavirus Response, here: https://us.macmillan.com/books/9781250770165 

     

    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.

    Stay up to date with us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram at @LemonadaMedia. For additional resources, information, and a transcript of the episode, visit lemonadamedia.com.

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    • 52 min
    Tracking the COVID Third Wave (with Tom Inglesby)

    Tracking the COVID Third Wave (with Tom Inglesby)

    Andy calls up one of the country’s leading experts on pandemic preparedness, Johns Hopkins University's Tom Inglesby, to get the best possible view on the winter wave hitting the country. Johns Hopkins has been the gold standard for COVID-19 information and Tom also has a prominent role on the Biden-Harris COVID transition team. They discuss why Andy thinks the next three months are the most dangerous time in the whole pandemic and offer tips on how to get through it — both as individuals and as a nation.

     

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

     

    Follow Tom Inglesby on Twitter @T_Inglesby. 

     

    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: 

     
    Learn more about the work Tom and his colleagues are doing at the Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security: https://www.centerforhealthsecurity.org/ 
    Find the full list of people on the Biden-Harris transition team, including Tom Inglesby, here: https://buildbackbetter.com/the-transition/agency-review-teams/ 
    Check out Louisiana’s COVID-19 outbreak dashboard that Tom mentions in today’s episode: https://ldh.la.gov/Coronavirus/
    Read Moderna’s press release saying early data shows their vaccine candidate is 94.5 percent effective: https://investors.modernatx.com/news-releases/news-release-details/modernas-covid-19-vaccine-candidate-meets-its-primary-efficacy
    Pre-order Andy’s book, Preventable: The Inside Story of How Leadership Failures, Politics, and Selfishness Doomed the U.S. Coronavirus Response, here: https://us.macmillan.com/books/9781250770165 

     

    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.

     

    Stay up to date with us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram at @LemonadaMedia. For additional resources, information, and a transcript of the episode, visit lemonadamedia.com.

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    • 44 min
    A Pandemic With No Presidential Transition (with David Shulkin)

    A Pandemic With No Presidential Transition (with David Shulkin)

    Andy talks about what should be happening with the presidential transition right now in terms of managing the pandemic. Former Trump VA Secretary David Shulkin provides expertise on how a typical transition goes — and the cost of President Trump’s refusal to concede. David was there for the Obama-Trump transition and details how he sees today's norm-shattering process playing out. The saving grace, as Andy points out, is that President-Elect Biden knows his way around the White House blindfolded. 

     

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

     

    Follow David Shulkin on Twitter @DavidShulkin.

     

    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: 
    Watch President George H. W. Bush’s full concession speech: https://www.c-span.org/video/?34051-1/george-h-w-bush-concession-speech
    Order David’s book, It Shouldn't Be This Hard to Serve Your Country: Our Broken Government and the Plight of Veterans: https://www.publicaffairsbooks.com/titles/david-shulkin/it-shouldnt-be-this-hard-to-serve-your-country/9781541762657/ 
    Read an excerpt from David’s book about that unorthodox job interview he had in Trump Tower: https://time.com/5701364/david-shulkin-donald-trump/
    Check out The Shulkin Blog, where David shares news insights about COVID-19: https://shulkinblog.com/ 
    Pre-order Andy’s book, Preventable: The Inside Story of How Leadership Failures, Politics, and Selfishness Doomed the U.S. Coronavirus Response, here: https://us.macmillan.com/books/9781250770165 

     

    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.

     

    Stay up to date with us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram at @LemonadaMedia. For additional resources, information, and a transcript of the episode, visit lemonadamedia.com.

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    • 49 min
    A 90% Effective Vaccine! (with Eric Topol)

    A 90% Effective Vaccine! (with Eric Topol)

    Could this be a light at the end of the tunnel? Andy evaluates the remarkable news that Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine proved more than 90% effective with physician, scientist and author Eric Topol. How excited should you be? What do we know and what don’t we know? What’s the timing and what comes next? Plus, a look at President-Elect Biden's COVID-19 task force.

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

    Follow Eric Topol on Twitter @EricTopol. 

    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: 
    Watch Eric Topol’s interview with FDA Commissioner Stephen Hahn: https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/938705 
    Read more about what Pfizer's landmark COVID-19 vaccine results mean for the pandemic: https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-020-03166-8 
    Check out the newly announced Biden-Harris COVID-19 advisory board: https://buildbackbetter.com/press-releases/biden-harris-transition-announces-covid-19-advisory-board/ 
    Learn more about how smartwatches can help detect COVID-19 from Nature Medicine and the Scripps Research Translational Institute: https://www.nature.com/articles/s41591-020-1123-x 
    Pre-order Andy’s book, Preventable: The Inside Story of How Leadership Failures, Politics, and Selfishness Doomed the U.S. Coronavirus Response, here: https://us.macmillan.com/books/9781250770165 

     

    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.

    Stay up to date with us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram at @LemonadaMedia. For additional resources, information, and a transcript of the episode, visit lemonadamedia.com.

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    • 46 min
    Toolkit: How to Stay Safe in COVID Winter

    Toolkit: How to Stay Safe in COVID Winter

    With COVID-19 cases surging around the country and winter fast approaching, this may be the most important toolkit episode yet. Infectious diseases physician Nahid Bhadelia and indoor air quality expert Richard Corsi answer every tough question about winter safety – from holiday gatherings, to indoor dining, and flu season. Understand what’s happening with indoor particles and how to make sure homes, offices, and schools can be as safe as possible with ventilation, filters, and CO2 meters. Andy and Lana team up for the episode they say they learned the most from. And be sure to stick around for a very nice surprise at the end of the show.

     

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

     

    Follow Nahid Bhadelia @BhadeliaMD and Richard Corsi @CorsIAQ on Twitter.

     

    Keep up with the work of Dr. Bhadelia and her colleagues at Boston Medical Center @The_BMC 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/.  

     

    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: 
    Learn more about the ‘Swiss Cheese Model’ Dr. Bhadelia mentions in today’s episode: https://www.theverge.com/2020/10/31/21542207/swiss-cheese-infection-control-covid-19-antivirus 
    Check out this FAQ guide on COVID-19 aerosol transmission, co-authored by Richard Corsi: https://docs.google.com/document/u/0/d/1fB5pysccOHvxphpTmCG_TGdytavMmc1cUumn8m0pwzo/mobilebasic 
    Keep up with the most pressing issues in healthcare today on the HealthCity website from Boston Medical Center: https://www.bmc.org/healthcity
    Read the British Medical Journal study looking at co-infections of COVID-19 and influenza: https://www.bmj.com/content/370/bmj.m3720 
    Find a list of MSN’s 9 Best Carbon Dioxide Meters here: https://www.msn.com/en-ca/lifestyle/rf-buying-guides/best-carbon-dioxide-meters-reviews. 
    Pre-order Andy’s book, Preventable: The Inside Story of How Leadership Failures, Politics, and Selfishness Doomed the U.S. Coronavirus Response, here: https://us.macmillan.com/books/9781250770165 

     

    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.

     

    Stay up to date with us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram at @LemonadaMedia. For additional resources, information, and a transcript of the episode, visit lemonadamedia.com.

    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 53 min

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