January 3, 2022

Surgeon General Vivek Murthy on Covid and Mental Health

The United States is entering its third COVID winter, with no end to the pandemic in sight. There is a loud minority of vaccine-averse Americans, and a dangerous number of anti-science politicians cynically manipulating that for power. At the same time, the mental health of Americans is entering its own crisis from the stresses of pandemic life. Our guest today is the Surgeon General of the United States, Vice Admiral Vivek Murthy, whose job it is to help navigate these dangerous waters and keep all of us healthy.


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Sources for audio clips

Dr. Vivek Murthy: "This pandemic will end" | The View https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sTu7BJV2wdo
Vaccine access divides rich and poor nations | DW News https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l8ir3KGrqXA
The ominous consequences of COVID-19 for American mental health - PBS NewsHour https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fLYiMzpSgqI
COVID-19 and mental health - ABC News https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U3PPmbLtOTM
Omicron Hospitalizations
Omicron Appears to Result in Fewer Hospitalizations: Study -Bloomberg quicktake https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8co9e7BYK7M
Misinfo on Social Media
'STOP IT NOW!': Biden Calls Out Those Spreading 'Wrong' and 'Immoral' Vaccine Misinformation https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZaAbZWxdt7U
Global Vacciantion Commitments
Verify: Wealthy countries promised billions of vaccine doses to poorer countries. Is it enough? - 11Alive https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aUFjt7AQ9bU
Mental Health Crisis in America
How The Pandemic Has Affected America’s Mental Health Crisis In Children [ NBC News https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xYE-cNQ576s
Impact of Gun Violence on Students
Study examines impact of gun violence, neighborhood shootings on kids' mental health - 6ABC Philadelphia https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ItG8tl0W-R0
Signs of Mental Health Challenges
Signs your chid is struggling with mental health amid COVID-19 pandemic - KHOU11 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7W8M434Y3h8
Teenagers share mental health struggles during the pandemic - CBC News The National https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fFowKc9cx1E

Show Credits

Host: Alyssa Milano
Executive Producer: Alyssa Milano
Associate Producer: Ben Jackson
Editing and Sound Production: Maciej Lewandowski
Music by: Josh Cooke & Eleisha Eagle and Milo Bugliari