EPISODE 5 Jan 23, 2024

Joan Shields - What Went Wrong During Covid?

Joan Shields returns to discuss how her experience as a nurse during the early AIDS epidemic in New York in the 1980's prepared her for Covid, and the mistakes that were made.

Episode Summary

Joan Shields returns to discuss how her experience as a nurse during the early AIDS epidemic in New York in the 1980's prepared her for Covid, the mistakes that were made amongst policy makers, and what we can learn to help us prepare for future pandemics. 

We walk through the timeline of events, with particular emphasis on Nassim Taleb's Precautionary Principle paper, which was published early on in the Covid pandemic, warning us of what was to come... 

Resources

Follow Joan on Twitter: https://twitter.com/JoanElizShields

Follow Joan on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/homegrownjoan/

Joan's YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCTzm-LR7QJ1uOCPss-_0sbw

"Killer in the Village" - 1983 Horiizon Documentary about the early AIDS epidemic that was mentioned during this episode

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