The COVID Crisis with Dr. Vin Gupta
Seattle, WA 98109
Physician and health policy expert Dr. Vin Gupta joins Crosscut’s Northwest Newsmakers host, Monica Guzman, to discuss a range of topics surrounding the current public health crisis, including public trust of the COVID-19 vaccine rollout, confidence-building measures, disparities in COVID symptoms, the question of spreading the virus after vaccination, and if one vaccine will be better than another.
Northwest Newsmakers brings you conversations with leaders shaping the region’s politics, arts, culture and industry.
About the speakers:
Monica Guzman (moderator) is the host of the Northwest Newsmakers series. She is the co-founder of The Evergrey, is a recent fellow at the Henry M. Jackson Foundation and Harvard's Nieman Foundation for Journalism, and is a former columnist at The Seattle Times and GeekWire. She is currently an advisor to Braver Angels and the author of an upcoming guide to staying curious in divided times. She lives in Seattle with her husband, Jason, and two kids.
Dr. Vin Gupta, MD, MPA is a public health physician, professor, and health policy expert. As a Harvard-trained lung specialist, Vin has spent the past 15 years working worldwide to improve public health for organizations including the US Centers for Disease Control, the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation, the Harvard Global Health Institute, the World Health Organization, and the Pentagon’s Center for Global Health Engagement. Given his diversity of experiences, he is now a trusted advisor and contributor to national and international media outlets on several of the most important health issues today, including serving as a regular health policy analyst for NBC News, MSNBC and contributor to the New York Times and CNN. Vin is committed to voicing evidence-informed perspectives across a range of critical issues like domestic US healthcare reform, the vaping epidemic, the effects of climate change on human health, and gun control. In doing so, he speaks honestly and is driven by evidence, not opinion or dogma. https://vinguptamd.com/ @VinGuptaMD
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