ICYMI: CHRIS BUBSER (CA-08) TALKS CORONAVIRUS IN INTERVIEW WITH KCAA-FM
March 19, Victorville, CA - In a radio interview heard throughout Southern California, Chris Bubser was interviewed on KCAA-FM by talk show host Mark Westwood. It was a rare Monday broadcast for Mr. Westwood but in light of the COVID-19 epidemic he has been altering the schedule to ensure that listeners have an opportunity to stay updated on the rapidly evolving public health crisis and to hear from serious experts in the field. Bubser is a former biotech advisor who understands how the health system works, how to prepare for a crisis, and what to do when one hits.
The interview can be found here: Community Crossroads 031620.mp3
Westwood chose to interview Chris Bubser in part because of her career bringing cutting edge therapies to HIV patients and in her fundamental focus on relying on science and scientific experts to drive her perspective. Her challenger in the November General Election is Republican Jay Obernolte. He is also an anti-vaccination proponent.
“I was on the front line trying to make sure people were getting access to available treatments and that we were pushing forward to create new treatments. I know how to marshal resources including scientists, physicians, public health officials and government officials to attack challenging healthcare problems. I want to bring those skills to Washington to bring people together to address our healthcare crisis: both short term crises like COVID-19 but also the underlying need to strengthen our overall system particularly in our rural communities.”
Bubser was interviewed by Westwood from her home in Mammoth where she and her family are committed to the social distancing guidelines being issued by our State and Federal government and the Centers for Disease Control.
“We must all do what we can to flatten the curve,” said Bubser. “What this means is that we can slow the spread of Covid-19 through social distancing so that we don’t overwhelm our healthcare workers and hospitals and supplies needed to treat those who require hospitalization and ventilators. This is super important for our district where our healthcare resources are already stretched thin.”
Bubser said that she has been on the phone with county supervisors and public health officials to make sure that her campaign can serve as a reliable resource for those who need help. Her social media channels (@bubser4congress) will be posting updates and information that are relevant to the residents of each county.
The 8th Congressional District stretches along much of California’s eastern border, and includes parts of San Bernardino County, and all of Inyo and Mono counties. The district includes, among others, the communities of Adelanto, Apple Valley, Barstow, Bishop, Hesperia, Highland, Lone Pine, Mammoth Lakes, Needles, Trona, Twentynine Palms, Victorville, Yucaipa, and Yucca Valley, and Joshua Tree and Death Valley National Parks.