Former New Jersey Health Commissioner Mary O’Dowd – now back at Rutgers, her alma mater – is hosting a new podcast called “On the Pandemic,” which also air every other Thursday at noon on WRSU 88.7FM and online at wrsu.org.
O’Dowd is the Executive Director of Health Systems and Population Health Integration for Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences and is an advisory member for the Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey. Prior to coming “Back to the Banks” in 2016, she served as state health commissioner from April 2011 through July 2015.
Every other week, O’Dowd will interview medical professionals, health experts and more, in order to take a closer look at the COVID-19 pandemic.
The debut episode of the podcast – which dropped on Thursday, January 14th, will air on Thursday, January 21st at noon. Listeners can find the podcast on all the major streaming services, including Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify, and more.
In Episode 1, O’Dowd speaks with Dr. Eddy Bresnitz, Medical Advisor for the New Jersey Department of Health COVID-19 Response, and gets a revealing look at the current distribution of the game-changing vaccine.
Of note is that much can change quickly about COVID-19, and Episode 1 was recorded on January 11. Shortly thereafter, New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy announced an expansion of those currently eligible for COVID19 vaccination. Visit https://covid19.nj.gov/pages/vaccine for the latest information.
Episode 2 will air Thursday, January 28th, after which, episodes will air every other Thursday.