In the Bubble with Andy Slavitt
Fighting the Crisis with Food (with José Andrés)
Andy catches up with Chef José Andrés in a rare moment of rest. Chef Andrés has been jumping from one crisis to the next since February, feeding people around the world affected by the pandemic. His organization, World Central Kitchen, is now providing 250,000 fresh meals a day in dozens of cities across America. In total, they’ve served nearly 18 million meals worldwide. They talk about how the pandemic has exacerbated the global hunger crisis and what Chef Andrés is doing to try and solve it. Plus: how to re-open restaurants safely.
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Check out these resources from today’s episode:
Zach Fact Update: How much will the COVID-19 drug Remdesivir cost? https://sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com/2020/06/29/remdesivir-gilead-coronavirus-covid-19-drug-price-criticism/
Dr. Peter Bach of Sloan Kettering Cancer Center weighs in on the price: https://twitter.com/peterbachmd/status/1277600751204917248
Check out Chef Andrés’s opinion piece in the New York Times: https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/22/opinion/restaurants-coronavirus-food-aid.html
And in the Washington Post: https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2020/04/20/our-people-are-hungry-we-need-leader-who-will-feed-them/
Read more about World Central Kitchen’s Covid-19 food relief efforts: https://wck.org/chefsforamerica
Meet Masky, World Central Kitchen’s safety mascot: https://wck.org/masky
Learn about how the Independent Restaurant Coalition is working to save local restaurants affected by COVID-19: https://www.saverestaurants.com
Here’s more information about the RESTAURANTS Act, a bipartisan bill which would establish a revitalization fund for independent restaurants affected by COVID-19: https://restaurant.org/news/pressroom/press-releases/restaurants-act-of-2020
More on the FEED Act: https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/voraciously/wp/2020/05/07/a-bipartisan-group-of-lawmakers-and-jose-andres-want-to-empower-fema-to-meet-americas-growing-hunger-crisis/
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