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One in a Billion

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One in a Billion is a podcast about Asian values, culture and society – one person at a time.We interview Asian writers, producers, entrepreneurs and entertainers about what they do, and what drives their choices and decisions. Hosted by Mable Chan (former ABC News producer), “One in a Billion” giv… read more


Season 5 Episode #4: Protecting Frontline Doctors & Nurses

Imagine this. 

You have Covid-19. 

You’re running out of breath. 

You’re inside a hospital emergency room getting a blood transfusion.

Suddenly this happens. There’s a leak somewhere.

Your bodily fluids spew and splash all over the bed sheets, some of the droplets land on the exposed skin of the emergency physicians and nurses risking their lives to save you. 

Is this an impossible scenario?


The lack of PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) for healthcare workers dominated headline news earlier this year, and continues to be a challenge for some hospitals around America.

In Part 4 of Season 5 True Colors: “Protecting Frontline Doctors & Nurses”, I talked with Dr. Alicia Lu about the risks she faced as an Emergency physician in New York hospitals. Not only did she feel helpless and frustrated, so did her partner Dan Wu.  Together, they came up with an idea. It’s called the “1000 frontline suits” campaign. 

Dr. Alicia Lu is a New York City based Emergency Physician.

Dan Wu is a Privacy Counsel & Legal Engineer at Immuta, an automated data governance platform for analytics. He holds a Harvard J.D. & Ph.D.

Music used:

One in a Billion Theme Song by Brad McCarthyOn the Clock by Pictures of the Floating World Gemini by Josh Woodward Driving Through Tunnels by Daniel Birch Malachite by Andy G. Cohen First Day of Spring by David Hilowitz Marimba on the Loose by Daniel Birch Dreaming Days by Ketsa

True Colors - a Season 5 Special Series - is about the color of one’s character in a time of crisis.

In this 10-part podcast series, we have expanded our focus beyond Asians to include the African American experiences in Episode #1 and Episode #3.

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