Andy Slavitt: Be Afraid of Covid-19

Andy Slavitt: Be Afraid of Covid-19. “Now that Trump is an expert on Covid-19 — not the book-learning kind you get by reading the reports that have been presented to him for months on end — but the kind of REAL education people get — he has an inescapable conclusion. There’s a million people worldwide, many of whom presented exactly the way Trump presented and who died. Those other million people who didn’t have dozens of doctors, an arsenal of drugs, including a compassionate-use cocktail not available to anyone. Or a helicopter.”

Andy Slavitt: This Bug Is Beatable

Andy Slavitt: This Bug Is Beatable. “This bug is beatable. I talked to three lab directors, the Food and Drug Administration, two former FDA commissioners, three epidemiologists, two virologists, and a senior White House scientist so I could give you a consensus on what we know. Much of the spread is highly clustered. Everyone who gets the flu is more or less evenly infectious. Here, a small number of people are highly infectious. And there are a small number of places where the virus is highly spreadable.”

Mother Jones: Andy Slavitt on the 3 Things He’d Do to Prepare for the Next Pandemic

Mother Jones: Andy Slavitt on the 3 Things He’d Do to Prepare for the Next Pandemic. “Andy Slavitt knows the ins and outs of public health in America. After decades of leadership in health care companies, he served under President Obama as the acting administrator for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, where he was instrumental in implementing the Affordable Care Act. United States of Care, the nonprofit he helped build in the years since, aims to improve access to health care for all Americans. Slavitt grasped the seriousness of the coronavirus back in February, when he urged the White House to ramp up preparations—and he wasn’t shy about criticizing what he saw as a woefully inadequate response.”

Bernie Sanders and Andy Slavitt: America’s cost effective Covid-19 solution? Masks for All (CNN)

CNN: Bernie Sanders and Andy Slavitt: America’s cost effective Covid-19 solution? Masks for All. “In the midst of this unprecedented global pandemic, it is clearer than ever that not only is health care a human right, but so too are the resources to protect your health and the health of your family and neighbors. That’s why we are urgently calling for a simple, common-sense, practical and inexpensive way to protect Americans during the coronavirus pandemic: Masks for All. Our goal must be to make high-quality masks available on an equitable basis to every single person in this country at no cost. Next week, one of us will introduce legislation to do just that.”