NEW BLOOM presents a special installment of our podcast, Radio New Bloom, focusing on the current COVID-19 pandemic! Radio New Bloom is a podcast covering topical events and interviewing Taiwanese social activists, artists, public intellectuals, and others in order to make Taiwanese voices better known in the international world. Stay tuned for more podcasting plans from New Bloom.

For this special installment of Radio New Bloom, hosted by New Bloom editor Nick Haggerty, we discussed responses to the coronavirus in America and in Taiwan. We spoke to Dr. Lloyd Sederer, a psychiatrist and public health doctor who served as the mental health commissioner of New York City, about responses to the coronavirus in America in relation to past disease outbreaks. We also spoke to Han-Hsi “Indy” Liu, an S.J.D. candidate at Georgetown University Law who is licensed as an attorney-at-law in Taiwan, about the use of big data in Taiwan as part of responses to the coronavirus. As always, we’d like to thank LTK Commune for allowing us to use their song “Good Night, Taiwan” as part of the podcast!

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