“The Medical Response to the Coronavirus” with Dr. William Haseltine

The Common Good hosted an evening with former White House Chief Strategist and former executive chairman of Breitbart News, Steve Bannon. The conversation was moderated by John Avlon, Senior news correspondent for CNN.

On April 6, 2020, The Common Good hosted a special conference call with global health pioneer Dr. William Haseltine.

About Dr. William Haseltine:

Global health pioneer Dr. William Haseltine has been at the vanguard of discoveries in molecular biology and infectious disease for more than three decades. As a professor at Harvard Medical School, Haseltine was part of a team at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute that discovered the genomic sequence of HIV and helped develop tools that led to the successful treatment of the disease.

Dr. Haseltine, who recently returned from Wuhan, China where he chaired the 9th US-China Health Summit, has been vocal about our need for stricter measures for quarantining to curb the coronavirus outbreak. He joined us for a informative conference call briefing on the current medical response to the coronavirus crisis. 

Sidney Blumenthal is an acclaimed journalist and author of many books including A Self-Made Man, Wrestling with His Angel and All the Powers of Earth, the first three volumes in his five-volume biography series The Political Life of Abraham Lincoln that the New York Times book review has called “Magisterial…A vividly written, wide-ranging and often surprising account of the president-to-be.” He is the former assistant and senior adviser to President Bill Clinton and senior adviser to Hillary Clinton. He has been a national staff reporter for The Washington Post and Washington editor and writer for The New Yorker. His books include the bestselling The Clinton Wars, The Rise of the Counter-Establishment, and The Permanent Campaign. He was the executive producer of the documentary Taxi to the Dark Side, directed by Alex Gibney, which won an Academy Award for Best Documentary of 2007.

John Avlon is senior political analyst and anchor at CNN. Previously, he was the editor-in-chief and managing director of The Daily Beast between 2013 and 2018, during which time the site’s traffic more than doubled to over one million readers a day while winning 17 journalism awards. He is the author of the books Independent Nation, Wingnuts, and Washington’s Farewell as well as co-editor of the acclaimed Deadline Artists journalism anthologies. Avlon served as chief speechwriter to New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani and won the National Society of Newspaper Columnists award for best online column in 2012. He lives with his wife Margaret Hoover, the author of American Individualism, host of PBS’s Firing Line and a CNN contributor, and their two children in New York. He is now working on a book about Lincoln.

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