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Weekly conversations with some of the most interesting and influential people in health care, hosted by POLITICO Pulse author Dan Diamond.

Weekly conversations with some of the most interesting and influential people in health care, hosted by POLITICO Pulse author Dan Diamond.

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Weekly conversations with some of the most interesting and influential people in health care, hosted by POLITICO Pulse author Dan Diamond.

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Episodes

Coronavirus: 6 months in, 6 months out

7/9/2020
Host Dan Diamond and Dispatch's Jeremy Siegel look back at the past 6 months of the coronavirus pandemic — and discuss what's next for 2020. But first, Dan puts a damper on Jeremy's 2021 wedding plans. Stay up-to-date on the latest Covid-19 news by subscribing to the POLITICO Nightly and POLITICO Pulse newsletters. MENTIONED ON THIS SHOW - CDC official Nancy Knight joined Pulse Check last year to discuss her team of “disease detectives” Dan Diamond is the host of POLITICO Pulse Check and...

Duration:00:19:09

Trump's big bet on a vaccine

7/2/2020
Host Dan Diamond and Dispatch's Jeremy Siegel discuss the Trump administration's efforts to fast-track a vaccine — and whether there's such a thing as too fast when it comes to the coronavirus pandemic. But first, should Dan be telling random people to wear face masks? Stay up-to-date on the latest Covid-19 news by subscribing to the POLITICO Nightly and POLITICO Pulse newsletters. MENTIONED ON THIS SHOW - President Trump's focus on a vaccine could come at a cost Dan Diamond is the host of...

Duration:00:18:35

Bolton, China and Coronavirus

6/25/2020
John Bolton's newly-released memoir has made waves across Washington, D.C., with explosive allegations about how President Trump handled foreign policy. But what does Bolton's experience in the White House tell us about the Trump administration's coronavirus response? Host Dan Diamond talks with Dispatch's Jeremy Siegel about how Trump's relationship with China's President Xi has influenced his handling of the pandemic — and how coronavirus has reshaped America's standing on the world stage....

Duration:00:13:22

Operation Vaccine: Warp Speed Ahead?

6/18/2020
Hydroxychloroquine is out. Dexamethasone is in. Host Dan Diamond talks with health reporter Sarah Overmohle and Dispatch's Jeremy Siegel about the elusive search for a coronavirus treatment — and the latest on the high-speed race for a vaccine. Stay up-to-date on the latest Covid-19 news by subscribing to the POLITICO Nightly and POLITICO Pulse newsletters. MENTIONED ON THIS SHOW - FDA ended its controversial emergency authorization of hydroxychloroquine this week. - The hydroxychloroquine...

Duration:00:23:15

U.S. Surgeon General: George Floyd "could have been me"

6/11/2020
U.S. Surgeon General Jerome Adams joins host Dan Diamond to discuss America's dual pandemics: the coronavirus crisis and systemic racism in the health care system, and how the killing of George Floyd is affecting him personally. Stay up-to-date on the latest Covid-19 news by subscribing to the POLITICO Nightly and POLITICO Pulse newsletters. MENTIONED ON THIS SHOW - Some public health experts are encouraging Americans to join the mass protests over Floyd's death, despite social distancing...

Duration:00:30:01

Coronavirus is a magnifying glass on racial inequity

6/4/2020
Host Dan Diamond talks with Samantha Artiga — who heads up the Kaiser Family Foundation’s work on health disparities — on the intersection of the coronavirus pandemic and protests on racial inequality spurned by the death of George Floyd. Stay up-to-date on the latest Covid-19 news by subscribing to the POLITICO Nightly and POLITICO Pulse newsletters. MENTIONED ON THIS SHOW - Health disparities are a symptom of broader social and economic inequities, Samantha writes. Dan Diamond is host of...

Duration:00:24:45

Coronavirus: A grim milestone

5/28/2020
Host Dan Diamond talks with Nightly author Renuka Rayasam and Dispatch Host Jeremy Siegel on the contrasts between national and regional responses to Covid-19. More and more states are re-opening even as the national death toll mounts to more than 100,000. Stay up-to-date on the latest Covid-19 news by subscribing to the POLITICO Nightly and POLITICO Pulse newsletters. MENTIONED ON THIS SHOW - U.S. coronavirus death toll tops 100,000 as Trump pushes to reopen Dan Diamond is host of POLITICO...

Duration:00:17:08

Coronavirus: Some members of the National Guard face a 'hard stop'

5/21/2020
Health care reporter Alice Miranda Ollstein and guest host Jeremy Siegel dig into Alice's story on the 'hard stop' that 40,000 National Guard members currently face. The Trump administration’s order currently ends deployments on June 24, just one day before thousands would qualify for education and retirement benefits. Stay up-to-date on the latest Covid-19 news by subscribing to the POLITICO Nightly and POLITICO Pulse newsletters. MENTIONED ON THIS SHOW - 'Hard stop': States could lose...

Duration:00:10:09

Coronavirus: Rick Bright's explosive whistleblower claim

5/13/2020
Host Dan Diamond, health reporter Sarah Owermohle and POLITICO Dispatch host Jeremy Siegel look at Dr. Rick Bright, the ousted vaccine expert turned whistleblower testifying Thursday in Congress. Stay up-to-date on the latest Covid-19 news by subscribing to the POLITICO Nightly and POLITICO Pulse newsletters. MENTIONED ON THIS SHOW - Colleagues painted a mixed picture of the ousted vaccine chief - A congressional ally is chairing Thursday's must-watch hearing - Bright said he was among the...

Duration:00:17:42

Coronavirus: Inside the White House's race for more tests

5/7/2020
Host Dan Diamond and POLITICO Dispatch host Jeremy Siegel look at the Trump administration's efforts to ramp up testing to get the country to re-open...and grade how well Jared Kushner's team has done. Stay up-to-date on the latest Covid-19 news by subscribing to the POLITICO Nightly and POLITICO Pulse newsletters. MENTIONED ON THIS SHOW - Kushner assembled a crash team to address coronavirus problems, Dan first reported.· - By early April, it was clear that many major initiatives were being...

Duration:00:22:22

Coronavirus: The rocky road at HHS

4/30/2020
Host Dan Diamond, health reporter Adam Cancryn and POLITICO Dispatch host Jeremy Siegel discuss how the dysfunction at the agency of Health and Human Services happened at the worst possible time... and how HHS is being sidelined in the current coronavirus response. Stay up-to-date on the latest Covid-19 news by subscribing to the POLITICO Nightly and POLITICO Pulse newsletters. MENTIONED ON THIS SHOW - White House weighed plan to replace Azar - Trump rejects reports, affirms support for Azar...

Duration:00:24:35

Coronavirus: Why Surgeon General Jerome Adams was sidelined

4/23/2020
Host Dan Diamond, Maya King and Jeremy Siegel discuss new CDC data that shows that Covid-19 is affecting black Americans at at higher rates and how the Trump administration — and specifically, Surgeon General Jerome Adams — are responding to criticism. Stay up-to-date on the latest Covid-19 news by subscribing to the POLITICO Nightly and POLITICO Pulse newsletters. MENTIONED ON THIS SHOW - POLITICO detailed how Jerome Adams was sidelined earlier this week. - Black doctors blast 'woefully...

Duration:00:18:54

Coronavirus: Inside America's two-decade failure to prepare

4/16/2020
Host Dan Diamond and Dispatch host Jeremy Siegel examine how previous presidential administrations prepared — or didn’t — for the possibility of a pandemic… and how those actions led to the crisis today. Stay up-to-date on the latest Covid-19 news by subscribing to the POLITICO Nightly and POLITICO Pulse newsletters. MENTIONED ON THIS SHOW - Dan Diamond talked to top officials from three administrations for his deep investigation tracing the disease preparedness plans over the last 20 years....

Duration:00:18:11

Coronavirus: Trump versus his health officials

4/9/2020
Host Dan Diamond and White House reporter Nancy Cook talk about President Donald Trump versus ... everyone else in a conversation with Dispatch host Jeremy Siegel. The White House's coronavirus strategy has stirred rebukes from career health officials. Meanwhile, Trump attacked the HHS inspector general after the watchdog's survey on coronavirus readiness. Stay up-to-date on the latest Covid-19 news by subscribing to the POLITICO Nightly and POLITICO Pulse newsletters. MENTIONED ON THIS SHOW...

Duration:00:18:44

Coronavirus: Behind-the-scenes on the pandemic playbook

4/2/2020
Dan Diamond and Nahal Toosi describe the process of getting the secret "pandemic playbook" from sources — while keeping a safe six-feet social distance, of course. Plus, Dispatch host Jeremy Siegel **** asks Dan and Nahal about the shadow coronavirus task force being headed by Jared Kushner. Stay up-to-date on the latest Covid-19 news by subscribing to the POLITICO Nightly and POLITICO Pulse newsletters. MENTIONED ON THIS SHOW: Dan Diamond and Nahal Toosi broke the story of the NSC's...

Duration:00:21:35

Coronavirus: One-on-one with Scott Gottlieb

3/27/2020
"We can't afford to let this happen again," said the former FDA commissioner, offering advice on next steps. Dan Diamond sits down with Gottlieb, who's become one of the most prominent voices publicly on coronavirus while privately advising the Trump administration on its response. Gottlieb discussed his new travel routine (starts at the 1:15 mark), the tragedy unfolding in New York City (4:15), the next cities he thinks are at risk, (11:30), his aggressive warnings on coronavirus (16:10)...

Duration:00:33:03

Coronavirus: Over by Easter? Not likely.

3/26/2020
Dan Diamond and Dispatch host Jeremy Siegel provide a truth check on some of President Trump’s most recent claims and tell us where the U.S. coronavirus outbreak is heading. Stay up-to-date on the latest Covid-19 news by subscribing to the POLITICO Nightly and POLITICO Pulse newsletters. MENTIONED ON THIS SHOW: Dan detailed Trump's focus on short-term decision-making and the risk to long-term coronavirus planning. Health officials want the president to double down on public health...

Duration:00:16:01

Coronavirus: Inside Trump's response

2/27/2020
U.S. health officials have told Americans to begin preparing for the coronavirus outbreak. What's the current risk to the United States — and what is the Trump administration doing to protect us? David Lim joined Dan Diamond to discuss the state of public health, Trump's response and POLITICO's own reporting about the spreading outbreak. MENTIONED ON THE SHOW David was first to report that problems with CDC lab tests were delaying efforts to expand U.S. screening for coronavirus. In a...

Duration:00:13:15

Exit interview: Rebekah Gee on reshaping Louisiana's health program

2/13/2020
As Louisiana health secretary, Rebekah Gee oversaw Medicaid expansion, struck a novel drug-pricing deal — and faced constant Republican attacks over her pro-abortion-rights record — before resigning last month. Gee sat down with POLITICO's Dan Diamond to reflect on her four years leading Louisiana's health department and what she's learned about public health and politics. After the break, POLITICO's Alice Miranda Ollstein walks through the case previously known as June Medical v. Gee, one...

Duration:00:31:22

The Wuhan coronavirus: Understanding the threat and government response

1/30/2020
More than 100 people are dead from a new virus that originated in Wuhan, China, and thousands of others around the world are infected as the outbreak spreads quickly. How worried should we be? Chris Meekins, who served as a top emergency-response official at HHS, joined POLITICO's Dan Diamond to explain what we know about the new coronavirus and how his former HHS team fights viral outbreaks like this one. MENTIONED ON THIS SHOW The health department has warned that the virus is a threat but...

Duration:00:24:56