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MSNBC 22 May 2020

Absent Federal Help, Americans Muster Public Health Strategies

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Rachel Maddow remarks on local and individual efforts to help educate and protect Americans from the coronavirus while the federal government is either no help or, in the case of Donald Trump, a public danger. Aired on 05/22/2020.


On today's What America's Thinking, a new Hill/HarrisX poll finds voters are split on whether Republicans or Democrats in Congress are doing a better job at helping Americans. Public opinion analyst and Senior Fellow at AEI, Karlyn Bowman, and Deputy Politics Editor at Salon.com, Sophia Tesfaye, discuss why voters might be feeling this way. Meanwhile, Hill Reporter Mike Lillis breaks down what to expect from the latest coronavirus bill. This survey was conducted online within the United States from April 02-03, 2020 among 933 registered voters by HarrisX. The sampling margin of error of this poll is plus or minus 3.21 percentage points. The results reflect a nationally representative sample of registered voters. Results were weighted for age within gender, region, race/ethnicity, income, political party, and education where necessary to align them with their actual proportions in the population.
Microsoft President Brad Smith talks about the importance of data in public health during the global coronavirus pandemic with CNN's Julia Chatterley.
Even though they're only a quarter of the total asthmatic population, children account for nearly half of all hospitalization, says the team that has created a new device and app to help kids with lung health.
Dr. Harvey Fineberg, the former dean of the Harvard School of Public Health, explains to Lawrence O'Donnell why it will be crucial to have more than one coronavirus vaccine that passes efficacy and safety standards. Dr. Fineberg also calls on countries to work together now to ensure "equitable sharing" of effective vaccines around the world. Aired on 04/28/2020.

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DEATH COMPARED WITH PATIENTS WHO
DID NOT TAKE THAT DRUG.
I MEAN WE’RE STILL HERE.
WE’RE STILL AT THE BOTTOM OF THE
MORASS WITH THE GOVERNMENT
GETTING WORSE AND NOT BETTER
OVER TIME.
AND SO FOR US CIVILIANS, FOR US
CITIZENS, KNOWING THIS IS OUR
TIME ON EARTH AND WE’LL HAVE TO
ANSWER FOR OUR BEHAVIOR TOO AND
WHAT WE TRIED TO DO FOR OUR
COUNTRY, HOW DO -- HOW CAN WE
GET GOOD PUBLIC HEALTH
UNDERSTANDING AMONG AMERICAN
CITIZENS?
HOW CAN WE GET GOOD PUBLIC
HEALTH UNDERSTANDING, GOOD
BUY-IN TO NECESSARY PUBLIC
HEALTH BEHAVIORS TO KEEP
OURSELVES SAFE?
HOW DO WE GET PEOPLE TO BOTH
UNDERSTAND AND EMBRACE
SELF-PROTECTIVE BEHAVIOR?
HOW DO WE EMPOWER AMERICANS TO
MAKE SMART, REAL, SCIENCE-BASED
DECISIONS THAT WILL PROTECT
THEMSELVES AND THEIR FAMILIES?
HOW CAN WE DO THAT WHEN INSTEAD
OF CREDIBLE PUBLIC HEALTH
AUTHORITIES TO TELL US WHAT’S
WHAT, WE JUST HAVE THIS TERRIBLE
GOVERNMENT THAT LIES TO US
CONSTANTLY ABOUT THIS STUFF.
AND IN THE PERSON OF THE
PRESIDENT, THAT GIVES US, YOU
KNOW, MADE-UP, ON THE SPOT
ADVICE THAT MIGHT LITERALLY KILL
YOU?
HOW DO WE GET ANY BETTER AT THIS
WHEN THIS IS THE GOVERNMENT THAT
WE’VE GOT?
WELL, WE DO WHAT WE CAN.
WE MAKE OUR OWN PSAs ABOUT
WEARING MASKS AND SEND THEM IN
TO THE STATE GOVERNMENT IN NEW
YORK AND SEE IF THEY’RE GOING TO
USE THEM AS AN OFFICIAL STATE
PSA.
I CAME ACROSS ANOTHER REALLY
COOL THING THIS WEEK IN ARIZONA.
A GROUP OF ARIZONA MEDICAL
STUDENTS DESIGNED -- LOOK AT HOW
COOL THIS IS -- DESIGNED THESE
EXCELLENT AND EFFECTIVE AND
BEAUTIFUL COVID INFORMATION
POSTERS IN SPANISH.
THE STATE OF ARIZONA WAS DOING
SOME POSTERS IN SPANISH THAT
PROVED TO BE WAY TOO IGNORABLE
TO BE MUCH GOOD, AND SO A GROUP
OF MEDICAL STUDENTS IN ARIZONA
DESIGNED REALLY COOLER ONES THAT
ARE WAY MORE RESONANT.
LOOK.
AREN’T THESE AWESOME?
YOU MIGHT REMEMBER A COUPLE
MONTHS AGO WE INTERVIEWED A
YOUNG MEDICAL STUDENT WHO HAD
MADE THE DECISION TO GRADUATE
EARLY AND UPEND ALL HER PLANS
FOR THE START OF HER MEDICAL
CAREER SO SHE COULD INSTEAD GO
WORK ON THE FRONT LINES AT THE
HEIGHT OF THE EPIDEMIC AT
BELLEVUE PUBLIC HOSPITAL IN NEW
YORK CITY.
THAT YOUNG DAUGHTER JUST
FINISHED HER TOUR THERE AT
BELLEVUE.
WE’RE GOING TO TALK TO HER ABOUT
HOW THAT WENT TONIGHT ON THIS
SHOW.
I MEAN WE HAVE A TERRIBLE
GOVERNMENT RIGHT NOW, I AM VERY
SORRY TO SAY.
IT IS A TERRIBLE TIME TO HAVE A
TERRIBLE GOVERNMENT, BUT THAT
DOES NOT MEAN WE’RE NOT A GREAT
COUNTRY.
OUR COUNTRY IS MORE THAN JUST
OUR GOVERNMENT, AND YOU ARE
SEEING INNOVATION AND DEDICATION
AMONG PEOPLE TO DO THE BEST AND
TO TRY TO INNOVATE OUR WAY OUT
OF THIS EVEN THOUGH WE HAVE TO
DO SO AROUND A GOVERNMENT THAT
IS MOSTLY JUST MAKING IT WORSE.
WE ARE HONESTLY HAVING TO MAKE
IT UP WITHOUT HELP A LOT OF THE
WAY, AND THAT’S KIND OF A THEME
RIGHT NOW IN THE NEWS AS WE HEAD
INTO THIS MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND
WITH THE PRESIDENT PLEDGING THAT
EVERYTHING MUST BE RIPPED OPEN

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