As the U.S. enters year three of the COVID-19 pandemic, many states are experiencing a return to normalcy as mask mandates, social distancing, and working from home have become things of the past. However, after a tumultuous two years filled with fear, confusion, burn out and dealing with mixed messages from the White House and CDC, many Americans are hesitant to believe we’re truly nearing the end of the pandemic. Former White House Coronavirus Response Coordinator Dr. Deborah Birx joins the Rundown to discuss her new book  “Silent Invasion: The Untold Story of the Trump Administration, Covid-19, and Preventing the Next Pandemic Before It’s Too Late.” Dr. Birx explains why she believes a lack of seriousness and communication led to the pandemic’s rapid takeover of America, and how educating and empowering the public should be the priority as we move into the next phase of COVID-19.

Many know Jon Taffer as the hotheaded host of the hit TV series, Bar Rescue, in which he visits struggling bars to transform them into successful businesses. Although his methods may be intimidating to viewers, Taffer believes that conflict and disagreement are essential for growth, so long as they’re accompanied by respect.  He joins the Rundown to discuss his new book, The Power of Conflict: Speak Your Mind and Get the Results You Want, how he advocated for honest narratives on his show, and how he ensured his franchise, Taffer’s Tavern, would survive the hardships of the pandemic.

Plus, commentary by Guy Benson, host of ‘The Guy Benson Show.’