Ambassador Birx Covid-19

+ Ambassador Deborah Birx – Host Karl Schmid talks with Ambassador Birx about global commitments and her current role as White House Coronavirus Response Coordinator and how her past experiences overseeing the implementation of the US President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) and as US Global AIDS Coordinator have helped her tackle this new role.

+ Guy Vandenberg – Guy Vandenberg, a registered nurse, speaks to Karl about his experiences working with people living with HIV since the 1980’s. Topics include International Year of the Nurse, how stigma has changed or persisted over time and how his role has changed since working at San Francisco General Hospital Ward 5B and 5A during the height of the AIDS epidemic. This episode also features remarks from US Congresswoman, Barbara Lee, who unveils the final Profile in Resilience artwork.

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