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Media Roundtable: The EU Warns Of 'Recession Of Historic Proportions' -- Big Pharma & COVID-19

May 8, 2020

On this edition of Your Call’s Media Roundtable, we're discussing the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on Italy and other hard hit European countries. According to The European Commission, Europe’s economy will shrink by 7.4 percent this year.

Also this week, Dr. Rick Bright, a former high-ranking vaccine scientist, filed a whistleblower complaint accusing the Trump administration of wrongdoing and funding potentially dangerous drugs by those with political connections.

Guests:

Eric Reguly, European bureau chief for The Globe and Mail

Gerlad Posner, award-winning journalist and New York Times bestselling author of several books including his latest, Pharma: Greed, Lies, and the Poisoning of America

Web Resources:

The Globe and Mail: Hope and fear grip Italians as the world’s longest coronavirus lockdown is partly lifted

The Globe and Mail: Governments would be wise to treat corporate bailouts with suspicion

The NY Times: Drug Approval: Holding Big Pharma to Account

The NY Times: How Remdesivir, New Hope for Covid-19 Patients, Was Resurrected

CNN: Ousted vaccine director files whistleblower complaint alleging coronavirus warnings were ignored