Counting the ways Donald Trump failed in the pandemic
By BMJ Group
The Trump administration was left a playbook for pandemics when they entered the Whitehouse, but even before covid-19 was a threat systematically dismantled the public health protections put in place to follow that playbook. In this podcast, Nicole Lurie, Gavin Yamey and Gregg Gonsalves talk about how the US response to public health was mismanaged, how it has become politicized, and what that playbook suggested should have been done. They also talk about rebuilding public health in the US after this is all over. Our guests; Nicole Lurie, former Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response under the Obama administration, senior clinical lecturer at Harvard Medical School and advisor to the Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovation Gavin Yamey, professor of global health and public policy at Duke University Gregg Gonsalves, assistant professor of epidemiology at Yale School of Public Health. This podcast is hosted by Joanne Silberner.