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

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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.


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

Rose Aguilar has been the host of Your Call since 2006. She became a regular Friday media roundtable guest in 2001.