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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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English


Episodes

A global pandemic. A scattered response.

10/22/2020
As Asian countries return to semi-normal life and European nations reimpose lockdown measures, the U.S. continues to reopen — despite an alarming surge in cases. POLITICO's Dan Diamond talks with Global Pulse author Carmen Paun and Dispatch's Jeremy Siegel about the differing approaches to the Covid outbreak. But first: If you could choose anywhere in the world, where would you hide out for the duration of the pandemic? Sign up for Global Pulse, a new weekly newsletter about the global...

Duration:00:17:56

The Most Dramatic Episode of Pulse Check...EVER

10/15/2020
This week, the NBA wrapped up a championship and “The Bachelorette” launched a new season. What did the two events have in common? Meticulous planning for coronavirus safety. Host Dan Diamond talks with Dispatch's Jeremy Siegel about how the White House's own protocols stack up with what we've seen on TV. But first: What would it take to win Dan's rose? (Hint: ample social distancing) Stay up-to-date on the latest Covid-19 news by subscribing to the POLITICO Nightly and POLITICO Pulse...

Duration:00:22:29

FDA, Trump and the vaccine caught in the middle

10/8/2020
The FDA is putting the brakes on Trump’s hopes of speeding a coronavirus vaccine through to Americans by Election Day. POLITICO’s Adam Cancryn joins host Dan Diamond to discuss how the FDA is trying to shape the vaccine process as political pressures rise. Stay up-to-date on the latest Covid-19 news by subscribing to the POLITICO Nightly and POLITICO Pulse newsletters. And subscribe to our latest newsletter POLITICO Future Pulse, looking at where health care and technology intersect. · - The...

Duration:00:24:13

A $300 million ad blitz from HHS

10/1/2020
The U.S. health department made a wish list of more than 30 celebrities including Garth Brooks, Taylor Swift and Billy Joel to appear in their ad campaign to "inspire hope" about coronavirus, but they ended up with only Dennis Quaid, CeCe Winans and Hasidic singer Shulem Lemmer. Host Dan Diamond talks with Dispatch's Jeremy Siegel about HHS' latest PR blunder. But first, yep, Dan did call Garth Brooks' home phone for this story. Stay up-to-date on the latest Covid-19 news by subscribing to...

Duration:00:15:50

Sen. Chris Murphy on Covid and the courts: "This is another repeal debate"

9/24/2020
The Democratic senator joined POLITICO's podcast to discuss what administration officials have told him about the coronavirus response, and why he thinks talking about the Affordable Care Act is the best way to stop Republicans from naming a new Supreme Court justice. Stay up-to-date on the latest Covid-19 news by subscribing to the POLITICO Nightly and POLITICO Pulse newsletters. And subscribe to our latest newsletter POLITICO Future Pulse, looking at where health care and technology...

Duration:00:25:43

Caputo out.

9/17/2020
HHS spokesman Michael Caputo says he's taking a leave of absence for health reasons. Host Dan Diamond talks with Dispatch's Jeremy Siegel about the latest turbulence within Trump's health department and his own reporting on Caputo's rocky tenure. But first — isn't Dan supposed to be on vacation? Stay up-to-date on the latest Covid-19 news by subscribing to the POLITICO Nightly and POLITICO Pulse newsletters. And subscribe to our latest newsletter POLITICO Future Pulse, looking at where...

Duration:00:13:56

A pandemic, a vaccine and an election. What could go wrong?

9/10/2020
Is Trump rushing a vaccine to help boost support ahead of November? Are Democrats purposefully undermining confidence in his administration's public health efforts? Host Dan Diamond talks with health reporter Sarah Owermohle and Dispatch's Jeremy Siegel about the politicization of the vaccine race. But first, what do Dan, Sarah and Jeremy have in common with the pandemic? Stay up-to-date on the latest Covid-19 news by subscribing to the POLITICO Nightly and POLITICO Pulse newsletters. And...

Duration:00:17:47

Will Covid define the election?

9/3/2020
The election is two months away, and Covid is still front in center on the campaign trail. Host Dan Diamond talks with health care reporter Dan Goldberg and Dispatch's Jeremy Siegel about how the pandemic could influence voters — and whether the Trump administration will be able to prevent another surge ahead of Election Day. But first: We've got ourselves a double-Dan situation, don't we? Stay up-to-date on the latest Covid-19 news by subscribing to the POLITICO Nightly and POLITICO Pulse...

Duration:00:16:48

Leader of the Task Force

8/27/2020
In February, Vice President Mike Pence took the reins of the nation's Covid response as head of the White House Coronavirus Task Force. Six months later, host Dan Diamond talks with health reporter Adam Cancryn and Dispatch's Jeremy Siegel about Pence's rocky tenure — and how it meshes with the GOP's messaging on the pandemic at the RNC this week. But first, Dan and Adam get a visit from future Jeremy. Stay up-to-date on the latest Covid-19 news by subscribing to the POLITICO Nightly and...

Duration:00:21:04

Cut health funding for the military? Biden and Trump agree: Nah

8/25/2020
It's a story that made waves across the Capitol: The Pentagon was considering cutting more than $2 billion from military health care programs. Then both Biden and Trump — and a slough of lawmakers — cried foul. Host Dan Diamond and Pentagon reporter Lara Seligman tell Dispatch's Jeremy Siegel how they broke the story. Dan Diamond is the host of POLITICO Pulse Check and author of the POLITICO Pulse newsletter. Lara Seligman covers the Pentagon for POLITICO. Jeremy Siegel is a host of POLITICO...

Duration:00:13:04

A new VP candidate with old healthcare baggage

8/13/2020
Host Dan Diamond talks with Dispatch's Jeremy Siegel about Joe Biden's historic announcement that Kamala Harris will be his running mate — and what her history on health care means for the November election. But first, sure, Dan did get to talk with Dr. Fauci on last week's show ... but that doesn't mean he didn't miss having Jeremy around. Dan Diamond is the host of POLITICO Pulse Check and author of the POLITICO Pulse newsletter. Jeremy Siegel is a host of POLITICO Dispatch and produced...

Duration:00:17:28

Dr. Anthony Fauci: Waging the COVID War with `Realistic Optimism`

8/6/2020
Dr. Anthony Fauci, the country’s leading infectious-disease expert, joins host Dan Diamond to talk about the state of the coronavirus outbreak, the progress on vaccines and testing stumbles, and how he's protecting his own mental health during the crisis. Stay up-to-date on the latest Covid-19 news by subscribing to the POLITICO Nightly and POLITICO Pulse newsletters. And subscribe to our latest newsletter POLITICO Future Pulse, looking at where health care and technology intersect....

Duration:00:34:41

Groundhog Day, Hydroxychloroquine-Style

7/30/2020
On March 27th, host Dan Diamond and POLITICO's Sarah Owermohle wrote a story together about how hydroxychloroquine was dividing President Trump and his health officials. Four months later ... they're reporting the same story. Déjà vu, anyone? Dan talks with Sarah and Dispatch's Jeremy Siegel about why Trump keeps repeating himself — despite mounting evidence that says the drug is ineffective as a coronavirus treatment. Stay up-to-date on the latest Covid-19 news by subscribing to the...

Duration:00:16:56

Is telehealth here to stay?

7/23/2020
Host Dan Diamond talks with health care reporter Mohana Ravindranath and Dispatch's Jeremy Siegel about how the Covid outbreak is reshaping the telehealth industry. But first, Jeremy (almost literally) runs into a health care celebrity. Stay up-to-date on the latest Covid-19 news by subscribing to the POLITICO Nightly and POLITICO Pulse newsletters. And subscribe to our latest newsletter POLITICO Future Pulse, looking at where health care and technology intersect. MENTIONED ON THIS SHOW -...

Duration:00:17:33

The health department's $5M soap opera

7/16/2020
Host Dan Diamond talks with health reporter Adam Cancryn and Dispatch's Jeremy Siegel about the latest twist in POLITICO's investigation of the health department. But first, what should Dan and Adam call their new soap opera about HHS? Stay up-to-date on the latest Covid-19 news by subscribing to the POLITICO Nightly and POLITICO Pulse newsletters. And subscribe to our latest newsletter POLITICO Future Pulse, looking at where health care and technology intersect. MENTIONED ON THIS SHOW - The...

Duration:00:22:48

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