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Around the County with Supervisor Jim Desmond

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Today, we sat down with Dr. Monica Gandhi, infectious diseases and HIV doctor at UCSF. We spoke to Dr. Gandhi about her thoughts on COVID-19 transitioning from a pandemic to an endemic. It was a fascinating talk and I encourage to listen to our
Tomorrow, we have a Board of Supervisors here are some of the topics that I'll be focused on.
We've heard a lot about monoclonal treatment and the fight against COVID-19, what is it? Today, we had Dr. Jennifer M. Tuteur, Deputy Chief Medical Officer, for the County of San Diego to answer our questions.  Who's eligible? When can you get
Supervisor Desmond, Coronado Mayor, Richard Bailey, and Erik Brouvald (CEO of North County Economic Development Council) talked about SANDAG’s latest plan, including taxing us for every mile we drive. SANDAG’s “5 Big Bold Moves” is projected to
Today, we sat down with Pastor Greg Hendricks. Hendricks is the head pastor at the El Cajon location for The Rock Church. We talked about his upbringing, coaching in the NBA, and why we should, "Let Them Play." https://www.instagram.com/hendric
We sat down with Dr. Byram Bridle, an associate Professor of Viral Immunology, Department of Pathobiology at the University of Guelph.  Here's the article that we discussed: https://theconversation.com/a-year-of-covid-19-lockdown-is-putting-ki
We sat down with Shari Finney who oversees all clinical operations at the Cohen Clinic at Veterans Village of San Diego. Shari shared her insights on working with veterans what the last year has been like for mental health.  
We sat down with Deputy Todd Baker and Deputy Sheriff, Dustin Nelson to talk about the RESPECT project.  RESPECT Project is a character building and mentoring program designed for teenage youth. Currently serving the North County region, RESPEC
Today, we sat down with Dr. Marsha Spitzer the Chief of Pediatrics, for Family Health Centers of San Diego. Also, Dr. Spitzer is the Medical Director for Reach Out and Read San Diego. Reach Out and Read prepares America’s youngest children to s
Next Wednesday, the San Diego County Board of Supervisors will decide whether or not marijuana should be manufactured, cultivated, and distributed within the unincorporated County. Today, we sat down with Dr. Karen Randall an ER nurse who lives
Today, we sat down with UCLA Health Doctor, Joseph Ladapo to talk about COVID-19. Dr. Ladapo talked about his op-ed in the Wall Street Journal and why early treatment is key in the fight against COVID-19. https://www.wsj.com/articles/too-much-
Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, youth sports have been put on hold by the State of California. Despite science showing little to no risk, Governor Newsom continues to crush the future for thousands of kids trying to enjoy healthy, athletic co
Today, we sat down with Dr. Eran Bendavid to talk about his latest study regarding lockdowns. Dr. Bendavid along with his colleagues studied the lockdowns in different countries to look at the similarities and differences in outcomes.
Today, we sat down with the Owner/Operator of the Old California Mining Company, Nick Ceko. We talked about how hard the last 8 months have been for him and what it is like to finally be able to open their doors! 
We sat down with Professor Simon Burgess from the University of Bristol in the United Kingdom. He has been at the forefront of the fight to open schools. Professor Burgess recently conducted a study about the impact of school closures and the s
Sebastian Slovin was fortunate to grow up in the beach community of La Jolla, California and spent his childhood mixing it up in the ocean. As a young adult, he had the opportunity to travel extensively and experience many of the world’s great
We sat down with Dr. Taryn Clarke a neurologist in Newport Beach, California. Dr. Clarke has been advocating against the lockdowns when it comes to COVID-19, citing the mental health aspects many people are suffering from. 
We sat down with the CEO of Surf Sports, Brian Enge to talk about youth sports still being shut down in California. Many San Diego youth sports teams have decided to go to Arizona and play games.  
While youth sports competitions are banned in California, many teams are driving to Arizona to play in tournaments. Today, we sat down with Michael Duggan, Director of Soccer Operations for Our City SC in Carlsbad.
I sat down with Dr. Martin Kulldorff who is a professor of medicine at Harvard University, a biostatistician, and epidemiologist with expertise in detecting and monitoring of infectious disease outbreaks and vaccine safety evaluations. Dr. Kull
Yesterday, I stood alongside essential workers. While the Governor may not consider them to be essential, putting food on their families table is essential, paying their mortgage or rent is essential, and trying to making a living is essential
While the Governor announced that some businesses can open on Monday, many are still limited. Gyms can open in San Diego County, but only at 10% capacity. Today, I was joined by Scott Lutwak to talk about the difficulties of the last six months
Many businesses are struggling due to the second set of shutdowns. For Angie Weber, Owner of Cowboy Star Restaurant and Butcher Shop, it's been especially hard. We sat down with Angie to talk about her business and the difficulty of keeping her
I sat down with Kurt Stocks, the President of LEGOLAND California to talk about how hard the last six months have been and when they may be able to reopen.
Today, I sat down with Randal O'Toole from the Cato Institute to talk about public transportation. This is in light of SANDAG's proposed $177 billion transportation plan.  Randal O’Toole analysis of urban land‐​use and transportation issues, br
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