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Pandemic Pulse

Pandemic Pulse

By Pandemic Pulse
At Pandemic Pulse, we create a platform through a weekly podcast to make sense of some of the most pressing issues that are transforming our lives: from better understanding the virus itself, to grappling with the socioeconomic impacts, to envisioning what the new normal we will become.
Primarily student-driven and run out of Stanford University, Pandemic Pulse is tapping into the expertise and resources around us. Each episode will dive into a facet of COVID-19 and shed light on some of the most urgent questions for our generation.
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Gathering Socially Equitable Health Data during COVID-19 with Dr. Bonnie Maldonado
Nikki Teran interviews Stanford Medicine Professor, Dr. Bonnie Maldonado, on the societal factors that lead to health inequality. Dr. Maldonado discusses her projects with the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative to learn more about the spread of COVID-19 and gather more socially equitable health data. For more details on the nine-month research collaboration across the Bay Area between Stanford, UCSF and Chan Zuckerberg Biohub, follow here. Recorded on June 4, 2020. 
June 8, 2020
Debt, Stability and Recovery under COVID19 with Prof. Darrell Duffie
Catherine Gu's conversation with Professor Darrell Duffie at Stanford Graduate School of Business, discussing the perils and opportunities of our current macroeconomic condition under COVID19, by taking a deep look into the US debt market to understand the long term implications of public and corporate debt on economic growth, taxation, and financial stability. Darrell's latest paper on redesigning the US Treasury market can be found here.  The episode also discusses some revolutionary financial innovations happening concurrently under the pandemic, in particular the future of fast payment and central bank digital currencies - the full conversation is covered in a separate Bonus Podcast. Recorded on May 29, 2020. 
June 1, 2020
Bonus Podcast on Fast Payment and Central Bank Digital Currencies
Bonus Podcast of Catherine Gu's conversation with Professor Darrell Duffie, featuring a complete discussion on the future of fast payment and central bank digital currencies during COVID19. Recorded on May 29, 2020.
June 1, 2020
Follow-Up of the COVID-19 Antibody Seroprevalence with Stanford University Co-author Bianca Mulaney
Vandon Duong's conversation with Bianca Mulaney, following from our original episode on the "COVID-19 Antibody Seroprevalence in Santa Clara County", addressing sampling methodology and selection bias in their second posting on medRxiv, as well as discussing other research developments including a separate seroprevalence study on baseball leagues. Recorded on May 24, 2020.
May 26, 2020
Variolation for COVID19 with Prof. Robin Hanson
Catherine Gu's conversation with Professor Robin Hanson from George Mason University, probing the idea of variolation as a Plan B solution to combat COVID19, its ethical implications and policy design. Recorded on May 13, 2020.
May 17, 2020
Immune Certificates with Prof. Hank Greely
Nikki Teran’s conversation with Stanford Law and Genetics Professor Hank Greely on the scientific, ethical, legal, and social considerations around immune certificates. Recorded on April 20. Read his piece in STAT here:
May 11, 2020
Through the Looking Glass with Scott Sandell
Catherine Gu's conversation with Scott Sandell, Managing General Partner at NEA, on start-ups and ventures by making a preliminary assessment of the economic impact that COVID-19 has had thus far. Recorded on April 28, 2020.
May 4, 2020
COVID-19 Antibody Seroprevalence with Stanford University Co-authors Bianca Mulaney and Cara Lai
Vandon Duong's conversation with Bianca Mulaney and Cara Lai, the co-authors of the study titled "COVID-19 Antibody Seroprevalence in Santa Clara County" that has caused significant impact and controversies in recent weeks, examines the sampling methodology, testing techniques and the study's implications. Recorded on April 24, 2020.
April 27, 2020
Development of Antibody Therapies for COVID-19 with Dr. Julio Lorenzi
Bonus Podcast: Nikki Perez talks to Dr. Julio Lorenzi about how antibody therapies are developed and what Dr. Lorenzi’s lab is working on to create new, antibody-based treatments for COVID-19. Recorded on April 23, 2020.
April 27, 2020
Disaster Care and Pandemic Resilience with Dr. Milana Trounce
Nikki Perez’s conversation with Dr. Milana Boukhman Trounce focuses on the changes in the delivery of medical care throughout a pandemic and how we all have the ability to make the world more pandemic resilient. Recorded on April 13, 2020.
April 20, 2020
Episode Launch and Welcome
Welcome to Pandemic Pulse and our episode launch.
April 19, 2020
How did we respond?
Bonus Podcast: Catherine Gu talks to Jennifer John, featuring a short discussion comparing the COVID-19 response measures of different states across the US during March and April. Full text please visit our website Blog page. Recorded on April 18, 2020.
April 19, 2020