0:08 – Two years to the day after the Bay Area went into covid lockdown, we spend a full hour discussing the ongoing and long term effects of the virus as things begin to reopen. Speaking with us today are Dr Rupa Marya (@DrRupaMarya), Associate Professor of Medicine at UCSF and co-founder of the Do No Harm Coalition. She is co-author, with Raj Patel, of Inflamed: Deep Medicine and the Anatomy of Injustice. We are also joined by JD Davids (@thecrankyqueer), a health justice and communications strategist working with national networks of disabled and chronically ill people. He is founder of the National Network for Long Covid Justice and a longtime HIV/AIDS activist. JD’s national network launched a pledge last week: Pandemics Are Chronic: A Statement of Commitment to Long COVID Justice.
MENTIONED DURING THIS SEGMENT:
- Body Politic Long COVID support group
- People’s CDC
- Resources on Myalgic Encephalomyelitis / Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
1:09 – March 14th marked two years since visitation to ICE facilities was halted under the Trump administration. Laura Duarte Bateman, Communications Manager for the California Collaborative for Immigrant Justice, alongside Antonio, who is currently in ICE detention and fighting his case for release.
1:23 – The Center on Juvenile and Criminal Justice released a report on the San Francisco Police Department’s budget, which over the past 10 years has gone up 7 percent while arrests per reported crime has gone down 60%, on top of further stunning racial disparities. Researcher Mike Males joins us to discuss the report.
1:35 – John Hamasaki (@HamasakiLaw), San Francisco criminal defense attorney, joins us to discuss his decision to step down from the city’s police commission.