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Scott Gottlieb: UNCONTROLLED SPREAD

Mon, October 4 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm EDT

Scott Gottlieb, MD will discuss how  COVID-19 was too much for the American pandemic preparations and what steps need to be taken to combat the next outbreak with CNN's Alisyn Camerota. As the pandemic unfolded, Gottlieb was in regular contact with all the key players in Congress, the Trump administration, and the drug and diagnostic industries. He provides an inside account of how level after level of American government crumbled as the COVID-19 crisis advanced. A system-wide failure across government institutions left the nation blind to the threat, and unable to mount an effective response.

Uncontrolled Spread: Why COVID-19 Crushed Us and How We Can Defeat the Next Pandemic argues we must fix our systems and prepare for a deadlier coronavirus variant, a flu pandemic, or whatever else nature may threaten us with. Gottlieb outlines policies and investments that are essential to prepare the United States and the world for future threats.

If you missed this, you can watch it here!

SCOTT GOTTLIEB, MD, is a former commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration and a senior fellow at the American Enterprise Institute. He is a regular contributor to the business and financial news channel CNBC and the CBS News program Face the Nation. Dr. Gottlieb is a healthcare investing partner at the venture capital firm New Enterprise Associates and a director of Pfizer Inc., and Illumina, Inc. Time magazine has named him one of its “Fifty People Transforming Healthcare,” and Fortune magazine recognized him as one of the “World’s Fifty Greatest Leaders.” Dr. Gottlieb is an internal medicine physician and a member of the National Academy of Medicine..

Alisyn Camerota is a journalist, author, and anchor of CNN’s morning show New Day.  In her three decades in journalism, Camerota has covered stories nationally and internationally, earning an Emmy Award for her breaking news coverage of the arrest of Roger Stone and the prestigious Edward R. Murrow Award for her breaking news coverage of Hurricane Maria’s impact on Puerto Rico. Camerota has also anchored a number of primetime specials, including Tipping Point: Sexual Harassment in America and The Hunting Ground: Sexual Assault on Campus.

Alisyn’s debut novel, Amanda Wakes Up, was selected as one of the best books of the year, and by Oprah Magazine as “a must read.”

 

Coronavirus

Health Literacy

American Government

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Mon, October 4
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7:00 pm - 8:00 pm EDT
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