Monday, February 22, 2021

PANDEMIC - Applying Lessons of the Past and the Toll

"Applying the lessons of Ebola to the fight COVID-19PBS NewsHour 2/17/2021


SUMMARY:  Dr. Paul Farmer has worked for decades to bolster public health care around the globe.  His new book, “Fevers, Feuds and Diamonds: Ebola and the Ravages of History,” looks at the 2014 Ebola crisis and what we can learn from it during our current pandemic.  Jeffrey Brown spoke with Farmer as part of our ongoing arts and culture series, "CANVAS."



"Battered by the pandemic, communities of color experience sharp drop in life expectanciesPBS NewsHour 2/18/2021


SUMMARY:  The pandemic's toll was highlighted in stark terms again Thursday as the expected life spans fell in the U.S. by a year on average in the first half of 2020.  It is the largest drop since World War II, and gaps along racial lines are profound.  Dr. Reed Tuckson, Washington, DC's former Public Health Commissioner and a leader in the Black Coalition Against COVID-19, joins Judy Woodruff to discuss.

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