Dean Cheng is senior research fellow in the Asian Studies Center and Davis Institute for National Security and Foreign Policy at The Heritage Foundation. He joins us today on The Daily Signal podcast to talk about what caused the coronavirus, China and its handling of COVID-19, China’s coronavirus statistics, and much more!

 

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Rep. Mike Gallagher, R-Wis., says he wants to end the United States’ dependence on China for pharmaceutical products. Gallagher recently introduced legislation with Sen. Tom Cotton, R-Ark., to accomplish that. He joins The Daily Signal Podcast to talk about why it’s so important to end China’s influence or involvement in creating America’s pharmaceuticals.

 

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Chad Wolf, acting secretary of the Department of Homeland Security, joined The Daily Signal Podcast at the Conservative Political Action Conference earlier this year to detail the progress that has been made on President Donald Trump’s border wall with Mexico.

 

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States all over America are mandating nonessential businesses close, which is forcing lawmakers to decide what businesses should and should not be deemed “essential.” In states like New York and Massachusetts, gun stores have already been told to close their doors. In Texas, on the other hand, the attorney general has said gun stores can remain open during the pandemic.

 

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Italy has been hit hard by coronavirus deaths, with over 13,000 total coronavirus fatalities to date. “The worst part’s been witnessing all these elderly people just fade away and die by the hundreds every day,” says Aura Latorre, a Venezuelan immigrant who now resides in southern Italy. She shares on the podcast what it’s like to live in a country under quarantine, how daily life has changed, the attitude of the Italian people, what she hopes Italians will learn from this time, and much more.

 

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Sam Sorbo wears a lot of hats: actress, radio show host, writer, wife, and homeschool mom. Famously known for her role in the 1995 TV show “Hercules: The Legendary Journeys,” Sorbo has stayed very busy over the past 25 years.

 

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Rep. Andy Harris of Maryland joins today’s Daily Signal Podcast. The Republican lawmaker, a physician, shares his perspective on the coronavirus pandemic, what can still be done to address the crisis, and how Congress and the president should move forward in the days and weeks ahead.

 

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Bev Kauffeldt is a team leader for the Christian aid organization, Samaritan’s Purse. She’s joining us from Cremona, Italy, where she’s working in a field hospital that Samaritan’s Purse set up in the parking lot of Cremona Hospital.

 

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It is challenging to know the reality of how the coronavirus has and will affect China. The virus has claimed a reported 3,298 lives as of Friday afternoon and infected over 81,000 in China. While America and the rest of the world are now facing their own rampant outbreaks of the virus, China has already weathered through months of the pandemic.

 

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Private philanthropy is one of the most powerful tools in times of crisis. Peter Lipsett, vice president of Donors Trust, joins the podcast to explain why big government programs and bailouts often have unintended negative consequences.

 

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On Tuesday, Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, a Democrat, ordered a ‘Stay at Home and Stay Safe Order’ to slow the spread of the coronavirus pandemic. Lindsay Killen, vice president for strategic outreach and communications at the Mackinac Center joins us today on The Daily Signal Podcast to talk about how Michigan is responding to the coronavirus crisis. Plus, Rea Hederman, executive director of the economic research center and vice president of policy at The Buckeye Institute, joins me for a second segment to talk about how Ohio is adapting to help small business owners and health care providers during COVID-19.

 

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Choosing to homeschool your child is a big decision, but many Americans just had the choice made for them. Schools all over the country are closing their doors due to the coronavirus pandemic – with some states like Virginia already announcing that schools will remain closed through the end of the academic year.

 

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Rep. Mark Green, R-Tenn., is an emergency room physician and an Army special operations veteran. He joins me today on The Daily Signal Podcast to discuss his perspective of the coronavirus pandemic, what the Senate relief package gets right and wrong, and why the U.S. shouldn’t be dependent on China for any pharmaceuticals or medical supplies.

 

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America’s medical professionals are doing all they can to ensure the best care for COVID-19 patients. But in order to slow the spread of the virus and give hospitals the time they need to prepare for a potential influx of patients, nurse McKinley Mather-Pike says there are several things we can all be doing.

 

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Are rising sea levels a threat to our planet? Is global warming to blame for wildfires and hurricanes? Geologist Gregory Wrightstone, author of “Inconvenient Facts: The Science That Al Gore Doesn’t Want You to Know,” joins The Daily Signal Podcast to discuss the truth about climate change. In our conversation, Wrightstone addresses these talking points by climate activists and much more.

 

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Young American’s are being taken captive by a political ideology that has proven to fail over and over again. “America First” host Sebastian Gorka debunks some of the myths of socialism and challenges American’s to look honestly at the great lie of socialism.

 

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Today we’re interviewing Kevin Pham, a doctor and a contributor to The Daily Signal, about COVID-19. How real is this threat? How is it like and unlike seasonal flu and the swine flu? When do you need to call a doctor if you have symptoms? How soon can we expect a vaccine, and how likely is it that our hospitals run out of beds and ventilators? Is there any hope for better treatments? Dr. Pham answers all these questions and more.

 

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Spain is one of the European countries struggling to stop the spread of coronavirus, also known as COVID-19. Right now, Madrid is on lockdown: Residents can’t leave their homes unless it’s for something essential, such as getting medicine or food. You can’t take walks for no reason. Only one person per household is allowed to go to the grocery store, to cut down on crowding and contact. Police enforce these measures and fine violators.

 

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It’s no secret that different generations view current events with different perspectives. Sometimes these differences lead to strife, but pollster John Zogby and his son, Jeremy, have chosen to take advantage of their generational perspective gap.

 

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Sen. Kelly Loeffler of Georgia is the first woman from Georgia ever to vote in the United States Senate. She appointed to the Senate to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Johnny Isakson, a Republican, and took the oath of office on January 6, 2020. She joins me on The Daily Signal podcast to talk about transitioning from the private sector to the public sector, what she’s most passionate about working on as a new member of Congress, as well as her perspective on how President Trump has handled the coronavirus.

 

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