The Heat: One scientist’s fight against disease & Racism against Asian-Americans

The Heat

 As a scientist and businessman, William Haseltine has created 10 different companies that have produced a range of products – from medicines to combat cancer, AIDS, lupus and diabetes, to protections against bioterrorism. If that weren’t enough, he founded ACCESS Health International, a nonprofit think tank and foundation focused on expanding access to health care. He covers all that and more in his new autobiography – “My Lifelong Fight Against Disease: From Polio and AIDS to COVID-19.” 

 In California, civic leaders in the San Francisco Bay Area are calling for unity after a spike of violent attacks against Asian and Asian-American residents, many of them elderly. As Mark Niu reports — many citizens are not waiting for the government to act. 

Joining the discussion:

  • Cayden Mak heads “18 Million Rising, “a group dedicated to organizing the Asian American and Pacific Islander communities.
  • Rosalind Chou is an Associate Professor of Sociology at Georgia State University, and the co-author of “The Myth of the Model Minority: Asian Americans Facing Racism”.
  • Stanley Mark is a senior attorney with the Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund. 

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