“Outbreak: The First Response,” a new documentary on the COVID-19 response in the Seattle area, is now available for live streaming on Yahoo.com. Produced by Soledad O’Brien Productions with the support of my friends at the de Beaumont Foundation, the documentary is told through the eyes of the county’s health director, a family experiencing homelessness, and a family with a relative in a nursing home. My friend, Brain Castrucci, was one of the executive producers of the film. Brian is the CEO at the de Beaumont Foundation and a strong voice for bolstering public health in America. It is de Beaumont’s hope that the documentary will spark conversations about the vital role of public health professionals and the impact of societal and economic factors on the health of communities and individuals.
“Outbreak” reveals the impact of this historic pandemic and is a must-see for anyone who’s working to make communities safer and healthier. I hope you’ll watch and tell others about it. This is important storytelling. You can view the documentary on Yahoo Life.
“O’Brien and her film crew were at ground zero of the pandemic in Seattle earlier this year, and they captured dramatic, heart-wrenching footage and personal stories showing the virus’s toll on at-risk communities, notably the homeless population and the residents of the Life Care Center nursing home in Kirkland, Wash., which was devastated by the outbreak. The documentary is an important chronicle of the toll of the COVID-19 pandemic on America’s most vulnerable from the earliest stages. In the article below, O’Brien reports on the most recent threat brought on by the pandemic: millions of Americans who face homelessness as eviction moratoriums expire around the country.” (Source: Yahoo Life)
For more information, visit debeaumont.org/outbreak