Follow the Data Podcast

62. Responding to a Pandemic Crisis

Episode Summary

As mayor, Mike Bloomberg led New York City through a number of public health crises. Throughout these moments, Mike always said we have to trust and listen to our public health experts and give them the tools they need to protect the public. In this episode, Jessica Leighton, who works on our Public Health program spoke to Dr. Josh Sharfstein, the vice dean for public health practice at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. They discuss how COVID-19 is different from other recent outbreaks, the four phases of crisis response for public health disasters, and how the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health is tackling the coronavirus from every angle.