COVID-19: Why some people get sicker than others, with Dr James Hamblin; Plus: Oakland Nurse fighting for his job back after protesting lack of PPE at Highland Hospital

0:08 – The week ahead in Washington – Mitch is taking a day off, he’ll be back next week – the next relief package, will states get bailed out, the Democratic primary and more

John Nichols (@NicholsUprising) National Affairs Correspondent for The Nation. His newest book The Fight for the Soul of the Democratic Party comes out this Wednesday May 6,2020 from Verso Books. 

0:34 – Why some people get sicker than others

Dr James Hamblin (@jameshamblin) is a Staff Writer at The Atlantic, and a lecturer at the Yale School of Public Health. He wrote Why Some People Get Sicker Than Others

1:08 – Oakland nurse fired for protesting lack of PPE at Highland

Saber Alaoui is a nurse, who was fired from Highland Hospital for posting a photo of himself wearing a garbage bag as PPE, and is fighting to get his job back. 

1:15 – The Problems with Alameda County Health System

Darwin BondGraham (@DarwinBondGraha) is the news editor of Berkeleyside’s forthcoming Oakland newsroom.

1:34 – What might lifting shelter safely in place look like?

Stephen Engelberg (@SteveEngelberg) is editor-in-chief of ProPublica. He co-reported a recent article ‘Coronavirus Advice From Abroad: 7 Lessons America’s Governors Should Not Ignore as They Reopen Their Economies’

1:56 – Poetry flash: “Certainties” by Paul Cormon-Roberts

Paul Corman-Roberts is an author, poet, and an original co-founder of Oakland’s Beast Crawl Poetry Festival and he also co-produces the Fire Thieves reading series with San Francisco Poet Laureate Kim Shuck

(Photo: Symptoms of the coronavirus disease / Wikipedia)


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