‘This Is Not a Public Health Crisis — It’s a Political Crisis’

A conversation with Stanford epidemiologist Dr. Steven Goodman

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“What we have in the United States is not just 50 different stories for the 50 states. We might have 500 different stories, because every county has a different policy.”

“We know how to fight this scientifically and medically. We don’t know how to do it socially and politically.”

“It’s the virus that’s making the decisions. When we cede control to the disease, the disease takes over. That’s what shuts down our economy.”

NYT bestselling author. Journalist. Skier. Host, The Vermont Conversation podcast at VTDigger.org. www.dgoodman.net

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