Absent Federal Help, Americans Muster Public Health Strategies
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.
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