Today, American Wonk premieres COVID in 19, a new series where Scott Immergut of Ricochet and Avik Roy of the Foundation for Research on Equal Opportunity discuss the latest news on the coronavirus pandemic in 19 minutes. On today’s episode, Scott and Avik break down new data on COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations, give thoughts on the U.S. withdrawing from the World Health Organization, and talk about how we can safely reopen schools in the fall. New episodes will be released once to twice a week—stay tuned!

 

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Published in: Domestic Policy, Healthcare

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  1. GadgetGal Thatcher

    Nice synopsis! Always happy to hear from Avik.

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    • July 8, 2020, at 11:55 AM PDT
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  2. Duane Oyen Member
    Duane Oyen Joined in the first year of Ricochet Ricochet Charter Member

    There was one fairly obvious inconsistency, though, in the middle of an otherwise very good endeavor. Always need more from Dr. Roy.

    He kind of stepped on his own point regarding the WHO, and helped not a whit. The US has provided by far the most funds, but because of precisely the same nonsense as rules the UNGA, we lose at the WHO in every controversy, precisely because we are the US and provide the most support.

    This will not change with the WHO s currently structured, where China can ally with 60 small authoritarian states and get their crew appointed as leaders. The only answer is for the US to start another WHO in parallel with a structure that can be useful without being politicized. Avik needs to help define such a structure, not provide round sounds on the current WHO; if we could have influenced anything with our buckets of cash, we would have.

    BTW, Scott, good volume level (the Dispatch podcasts are also at good levels.)

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    • July 8, 2020, at 2:32 PM PDT
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  3. Blue Yeti Admin

    Duane Oyen (View Comment):
    BTW, Scott, good volume level (the Dispatch podcasts are also at good levels.)

    Thanks. And for the record no one has ever complained about my volume level. 

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    • July 8, 2020, at 5:16 PM PDT
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  4. MISTER BITCOIN Member

    cases are rising among the least vulnerable.

    hospitalizations and ICU because of covid (vs with covid) are down.

    deaths are down.

    THIS IS GOOD NEWS! THIS IS WHAT WE WANT!

     

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    • July 8, 2020, at 5:36 PM PDT
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  5. Duane Oyen Member
    Duane Oyen Joined in the first year of Ricochet Ricochet Charter Member

    Blue Yeti (View Comment):

    Duane Oyen (View Comment):
    BTW, Scott, good volume level (the Dispatch podcasts are also at good levels.)

    Thanks. And for the record no one has ever complained about my volume level.

    So your wife does not say that you yell at her? Very good for domestic tranquility….

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    • July 9, 2020, at 2:16 PM PDT
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