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Topher Spiro on State and Local Government Response to the Coronavirus Pandemic

Topher Spiro on State and Local Government Response to the Coronavirus Pandemic

This week, Ed chats with CAP Action's vice president of Health Policy, Topher Spiro, about what state and local governments can do to manage the coronavirus pandemic.

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As the federal government dusts off its crisis management skills, other officials in the federal system have been forced to step up to meet the needs of communities facing the growing COVID-19 outbreak. In a bonus episode this week, Topher Spiro, CAP Action’s vice president for Health Policy, joins Ed for a conversation about a new column his team published this week with recommendations for how states and local governments can coordinate an aggressive response to manage the pandemic.

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Daniella Gibbs Léger is the executive vice president for Communications and Strategy at the Center for American Progress Action Fund. Ed Chung is the vice president for Criminal Justice Reform at the Action Fund. Chris Ford is the senior broadcast coordinator for Communications at the Action Fund. Dwayne Greene is the director of Broadcast Communications at the Action Fund. Adam Peck is the senior media coordinator at the Action Fund.

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Daniella Gibbs Léger

Executive Vice President, Communications and Strategy


Ed Chung

Senior Fellow

Chris Ford

Broadcast Manager

Dwayne Greene

Director, Broadcast Communications

Adam Peck

Senior Media Coordinator

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