by Rona | Feb 9, 2023 | KPFA, Podcasts, Radio Shows
February 13, 2023 on KPFA.org, 94.1FM
My guest was Dr. Stephen Bezruchka. He discussed his new book, Inequality Kills Us All: COVID-19’s Health Lessons for the World
The US had the most covid deaths of any country. Why is that, and what can we learn about the declining health of our country? Income inequality is a major factor related to increased deaths in the pandemic. There are many lessons to learn in order to avoid future tragic deaths.
Dr. Stephen Bezruchka is a graduate of Harvard, Johns Hopkins, and Stanford universities. He teaches courses in the Departments of Health Systems and Population Health and of Global Health as faculty in the School of Public Health at the University of Washington. He worked clinically as a doctor for 35 years including three decades as an emergency physician. He spent over 11 years in Nepal, writing the first trekking guide to that country, running a community health project a week’s walk from the road, training Nepali doctors in a remote district hospital and advancing concepts of population health. He created the Population Health Forum in 1997. He serves on the board of directors of the Washington Physicians For Social Responsibility and works with its Economic Inequity Health Task Force. His book: Inequality Kills Us All: COVID-19’s Health Lessons for the World was published this year. For more information check out https://stephenbezruchka.com/inequality-kills-us-all