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Weekly conversations with some of the most interesting and influential people in health care, hosted by POLITICO Pulse author Dan Diamond.

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Weekly conversations with some of the most interesting and influential people in health care, hosted by POLITICO Pulse author Dan Diamond.

    Dr. Anthony Fauci: Waging the COVID War with `Realistic Optimism`

    Dr. Anthony Fauci: Waging the COVID War with `Realistic Optimism`

    Dr. Anthony Fauci, the country’s leading infectious-disease expert,
    joins host Dan Diamond to talk about the state of the coronavirus
    outbreak, the progress on vaccines and testing stumbles, and how he's
    protecting his own mental health during the crisis. 

    Stay up-to-date on the latest Covid-19 news by subscribing to
    the POLITICO Nightly and POLITICO Pulse newsletters. And subscribe to
    our latest newsletter POLITICO Future Pulse, looking at where health
    care and technology intersect. 

    MENTIONED ON THIS SHOW

    - Check out Dan Diamond's accompanying story on Dr. Fauci at
    politico.com.
    - Americans trust Fauci far more than President Trump and other
    individuals when it comes to endorsing a vaccine, according to the
    latest POLITICO/Morning Consult poll.

    Dan Diamond is the host of POLITICO Pulse Check and author of the
    POLITICO Pulse newsletter.
    Dr. Anthony Fauci is the director of the National Institute of Allergy
    and Infectious Diseases. 
    Kara Tabor produced this episode. 
    Jenny Ament is the senior producer of POLITICO audio. 
    Irene Noguchi is the executive producer of POLITICO audio.

    • 34 min
    Groundhog Day, Hydroxychloroquine-Style

    Groundhog Day, Hydroxychloroquine-Style

    On March 27th, host Dan Diamond and POLITICO's Sarah Owermohle wrote a
    story together about how hydroxychloroquine was dividing President Trump
    and his health officials. Four months later ... they're reporting the
    same story. Déjà vu, anyone? Dan talks with Sarah and Dispatch's Jeremy
    Siegel about why Trump keeps repeating himself — despite mounting
    evidence that says the drug is ineffective as a coronavirus treatment. 

    Stay up-to-date on the latest Covid-19 news by subscribing to
    the POLITICO Nightly and POLITICO Pulse newsletters. And subscribe to
    our latest newsletter POLITICO Future Pulse, looking at where health
    care and technology intersect. 

    MENTIONED ON THIS SHOW

    - Trump continues to tout hydroxychloroquine as a coronavirus
    treatment despite evidence it doesn’t work.
    - Pharma companies canceled on a meeting with the president in protest
    of his executive order.

    Dan Diamond is the host of POLITICO Pulse Check and author of the
    POLITICO Pulse newsletter.
    Sarah Owermohle covers drug policy and the industry for POLITICO Pro. 
    Jeremy Siegel is a host of POLITICO Dispatch and produced this episode. 
    Jenny Ament is the senior producer of POLITICO audio. 
    Irene Noguchi is the executive producer of POLITICO audio.

    • 16 min
    Is telehealth here to stay?

    Is telehealth here to stay?

    Host Dan Diamond talks with health care reporter Mohana Ravindranath and
    Dispatch's Jeremy Siegel about how the Covid outbreak is reshaping the
    telehealth industry. But first, Jeremy (almost literally) runs into a
    health care celebrity.

    Stay up-to-date on the latest Covid-19 news by subscribing to
    the POLITICO Nightly and POLITICO Pulse newsletters. And subscribe to
    our latest newsletter POLITICO Future Pulse, looking at where health
    care and technology intersect. 

    MENTIONED ON THIS SHOW

    - Check out Mohana Ravindranath's piece on telemedicine's future in
    light of the coronavirus.

    Dan Diamond is the host of POLITICO Pulse Check and author of the
    POLITICO Pulse newsletter.
    Mohana Ravindranath covers health technology for POLITICO. 
    Jeremy Siegel is a host of POLITICO Dispatch and produced this episode. 
    Irene Noguchi is the executive producer of POLITICO audio.

    • 17 min
    The health department's $5M soap opera

    The health department's $5M soap opera

    Host Dan Diamond talks with health reporter Adam Cancryn and Dispatch's
    Jeremy Siegel about the latest twist in POLITICO's investigation of the
    health department. But first, what should Dan and Adam call their new
    soap opera about HHS?

    Stay up-to-date on the latest Covid-19 news by subscribing to
    the POLITICO Nightly and POLITICO Pulse newsletters. And subscribe to
    our latest newsletter POLITICO Future Pulse, looking at where health
    care and technology intersect. 

    MENTIONED ON THIS SHOW

    - The HHS inspector general found that a top appointee's publicity
    contracts broke federal rules.
    - Check out Adam and Dan's original 2019 story, which kicked off their
    investigation.

    Dan Diamond is the host of POLITICO Pulse Check and author of the
    POLITICO Pulse newsletter.
    Adam Cancryn is a health care reporter for POLITICO Pro.
    Jeremy Siegel is a host of POLITICO Dispatch and produced this episode. 
    Annie Rees is a producer for POLITICO audio. 
    Jenny Ament is the senior producer of POLITICO audio.
    Irene Noguchi is the executive producer of POLITICO audio.

    • 22 min
    Coronavirus: 6 months in, 6 months out

    Coronavirus: 6 months in, 6 months out

    Host Dan Diamond and Dispatch's Jeremy Siegel look back at the past 6
    months of the coronavirus pandemic — and discuss what's next for 2020.
    But first, Dan puts a damper on Jeremy's 2021 wedding plans.

    Stay up-to-date on the latest Covid-19 news by subscribing to
    the POLITICO Nightly and POLITICO Pulse newsletters.

    MENTIONED ON THIS SHOW

    - CDC official Nancy Knight joined Pulse Check last year to discuss
    her team of “disease detectives”

    Dan Diamond is the host of POLITICO Pulse Check and author of the
    POLITICO Pulse newsletter.
    Jeremy Siegel is a host of POLITICO Dispatch and produced this episode. 
    Annie Rees is a producer for POLITICO audio. 
    Jenny Ament is the senior producer of POLITICO audio.
    Irene Noguchi is the executive producer of POLITICO audio.

    • 19 min
    Trump's big bet on a vaccine

    Trump's big bet on a vaccine

    Host Dan Diamond and Dispatch's Jeremy Siegel discuss the Trump
    administration's efforts to fast-track a vaccine — and whether there's
    such a thing as too fast when it comes to the coronavirus pandemic. But
    first, should Dan be telling random people to wear face masks?

    Stay up-to-date on the latest Covid-19 news by subscribing to
    the POLITICO Nightly and POLITICO Pulse newsletters.

    MENTIONED ON THIS SHOW

    - President Trump's focus on a vaccine could come at a cost

    Dan Diamond is the host of POLITICO Pulse Check and author of the
    POLITICO Pulse newsletter.
    Jeremy Siegel is a host of POLITICO Dispatch and produced this episode. 
    Annie Rees is a producer for POLITICO audio. 
    Jenny Ament is the senior producer of POLITICO audio.
    Irene Noguchi is the executive producer of POLITICO audio.

    • 18 min

Customer Reviews

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406 Ratings

406 Ratings

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Dan is a great reporter. Imthis is a wonky podcast that those who are interested in healthcare would really enjoy. It talks about policy and politics related to the health industry. Good guests appearances..

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