In this series, we talk with key leaders on the frontlines of this pandemic: the governors, mayors and public health officials who are taking on COVID-19 and its repercussions on our health, our economy and our lives.
His state has been ravaged by the coronavirus, with almost a quarter of a million confirmed cases, and now he’s using his executive authority to mandate strict workplace restrictions. New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy (D) joins Washington Post national political reporter Robert Costa to discuss the Garden State’s response to the global pandemic, what future actions he’s considering taking, and his reaction to Tuesday’s election results.
Iceland has been widely commended for its effective response to the pandemic – it was rated one of the top 14 safest countries in the world for COVID-19 and continues to have some of the lowest deaths per capita. Iceland Prime Minister Katrín Jakobsdóttir speaks with Washington Post foreign affairs columnist David Ignatius about what other countries can learn from the small island nation’s crisis management and how it is preparing to handle the resurgence of the virus in Europe and possible second wave across the globe.
Anthony Fauci has advised six U.S. presidents as director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID). As U.S. numbers rise with the resurgence of COVID-19, Fauci joins Washington Post national political reporter Robert Costa to discuss how to overcome the pandemic and prepare for what’s next while state and local communities decide whether to reopen for the new school year.
New Jersey bore a heavy burden at the outset of the pandemic, as the tri-state region became the epicenter of COVID-19 in America. As part of the Leadership During Crisis series New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy (D) joined Washington Post national political reporter Robert Costa to discuss the toll the virus has taken on the Garden State, both in lives and dollars. He’ll also outlined the progress his state is making in its phased reopening, and the challenges he sees ahead.
When Arizona lifted its coronavirus stay-at-home order on May 15, most assumed the state had successfully moved past the most serious health risks posed by the pandemic. But total cases there have skyrocketed since then, and Arizona is now rolling back much of its initial reopening plans. We hosted a key leader in the state, Phoenix Mayor Kate Gallego, who has been critical of Arizona being one of the last states to have a stay-at-home order, as well as one of the first ones to rescind it. Washington Post columnist Jonathan Capehart got her thoughts on the measures that need to be taken now, and why she believes her state’s battle against coronavirus is “nowhere near over.”
Nebraska Governor Pete Ricketts (R) and Miami Mayor Francis Suarez joined Washington Post national political reporter Robert Costa for back-to-back conversations about the impact of the coronavirus pandemic in their communities.
Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam (D) and Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson (R) joined Washington Post national political reporter Robert Costa on Tuesday, May 12 at 11 a.m. ET for back-to-back interviews on the impact of the coronavirus pandemic in their states.
Former FDA Commissioner Dr. Scott Gottlieb and former White House Health Policy Advisor Dr. Zeke Emanuel joined The Washington Post Live to discuss the latest developments in creating a coronavirus vaccine, the status of anti-body testing and anti-viral treatment and what medical requirements the U.S. needs to meet to safely reopen.
Ford Motor Company CEO Jim Hackett joined The Washington Post to discuss how Ford is aiding in the fight against the coronavirus and the future of auto manufacturing in the U.S.
Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan joined Washington Post Live to discuss his state’s fight against covid-19, how he is approaching Maryland’s lockdown exit strategy, and his pivotal role as the chair of the National Governors Association.
Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms and New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell join The Washington Post’s Robert Costa for back-to-back interviews on how they’re combating the coronavirus in their cities.
They are leaders on the frontlines combating the coronavirus in major cities. D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser and San Francisco Mayor London Breed joined The Washington Post Live on Thursday, April 23 at 2:15 p.m. ET for back-to-back interviews with Washington Post National Political Reporter Robert Costa.
They are leaders in America’s heartland, battling the global pandemic. Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer is facing massive demonstrations against her stay-at-home executive order. Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker is at odds with the federal government, saying he has given up on help from the Trump administration. Watch Governors Whitmer and Pritzker in conversation with national political reporter Robert Costa.
Ohio Republican Governor Mike DeWine imposed sweeping measures days before a single case of COVID-19 had been reported in his state. Ohio has since seen a significant flattening of the curve. The Washington Post Live welcomed DeWine on April 13 in conversation with Washington Post National political reporter Robert Costa, as part of the series, “Coronavirus: Leadership During Crisis”.