U.S. Faces 'Impending Doom' Of Fourth COVID Surge Unless Action Taken Now, CDC Director Says
CDC Director Rochelle Walensky warned Monday of “impending doom” as coronavirus cases continued to rise nationwide in a worrying sign that a fourth major surge may be on the horizon. Meanwhile, former Trump pandemic coordinator Dr. Deborah Birx said in an interview that aired Sunday on CNN that the vast majority of American coronavirus deaths could have been prevented through a more aggressive response from the White House at the beginning. Dr. Thomas Tsai, a surgeon at Brigham & Women’s Hospital and a public health researcher at Harvard’s T.H. Chan School of Public Health, joined Jim Braude to discuss all this and more.

Stop Handgun Violence Co-Founder On New Push For Gun Control From Biden White House
After two back-to-back mass shootings in Atlanta and Boulder left a total of 18 people dead, Congress is once again debating gun control proposals, including some measures like expanded background checks that are supported by the overwhelming majority of voters. John Rosenthal, co-founder of Stop Handgun Violence, discussed.

Tracy Chang On Her Work To Help Both Restaurant Workers & Residents Facing Hunger
Amidst all of the pain and heartbreak the pandemic has caused, there have also been many examples of people stepping up in big ways to take care of each other. In Cambridge, Tracy Chang has done just that as the chef and owner of PAGU restaurant and the co-founder of two non-profits: Off Their Plate, which employs out-of-work cooks to make meals for frontline health care workers; and Project Restore Us, which delivers groceries to people in need and pays restaurant workers to pack the boxes.