© 2022 | Jefferson Public Radio
Southern Oregon University
1250 Siskiyou Blvd.
Ashland, OR 97520
541.552.6301 | 800.782.6191
KSOR Header background image 1
a service of Southern Oregon University
Play Live Radio
Next Up:
0:00
0:00
Available On Air Stations

When the country gets sick, some people get rich

jx draw (17).jpg

When people are in need, other people rise to take care of them. But then there are the people who rise to take care of themselves in a time of need, like the people who made a buck off the country getting sick from COVID-19.

Pandemic, Inc.: Chasing the Capitalists and Thieves Who Got Rich While We Got Sick by J. David McSwane covers this story. It introduces the people who ignored warning signs; or worse, blocked needed supplies or promised them and never delivered, often making money in the process.

The author, an investigative journalist with Pro Publica, visits to unpack the story.

Stay Connected
The Jefferson Exchange is Jefferson Public Radio's daily talk show focused on news and interests across our region of Southern Oregon and Northern California. John Baxter is the senior producer, Angela Decker is the producer and Geoffrey Riley hosts the show.