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The coronavirus is now a global pandemic. How did we get here? What went wrong? What do we do about it now? In season 2, Dr. Abdul El-Sayed, a physician and former city health commissioner, will keep you updated on what you need to know about COVID-19, what led us to this crisis in the first place, and what policies can lead us out. New episodes of America Dissected: Coronavirus every Tuesday & Friday.

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The coronavirus is now a global pandemic. How did we get here? What went wrong? What do we do about it now? In season 2, Dr. Abdul El-Sayed, a physician and former city health commissioner, will keep you updated on what you need to know about COVID-19, what led us to this crisis in the first place, and what policies can lead us out. New episodes of America Dissected: Coronavirus every Tuesday & Friday.

    Fevers & Feuds with Dr. Paul Farmer

    Fevers & Feuds with Dr. Paul Farmer

    Abdul reflects on the notion of American exceptionalism and COVID-19. He interviews Dr. Paul Farmer, renowned medical humanitarian, medical anthropologist, and author of the new book “Fevers, Feuds, and Diamonds: Ebola and the Ravages of History” about what the Ebola epidemic can teach us about COVID-19 today.

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    • 37 min
    The Infodemic with Dr. Seema Yasmin

    The Infodemic with Dr. Seema Yasmin

    Abdul reflects on how the role of disinformation has shaped both the pandemic and the attempted coup at the Capitol. He talks to Dr. Seema Yasmin, a health journalist, former Epidemic Intelligence Officer, and author of a new book on how health misinformation spreads.

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    • 31 min
    Black Scientists Matter with Dr. Kizzmekia Corbett

    Black Scientists Matter with Dr. Kizzmekia Corbett

    Abdul reflects on the lagging vaccine deployment and what it tells us about public health. He talks to Dr. Kizzmekia Corbett, an immunologist and lead vaccine researcher at the National Institutes of Health Vaccine Research Center, about the vaccine research process and why diversity in science matters so much.
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    • 33 min
    Mental health mailbag w/ Dr. Sarah Jukaku

    Mental health mailbag w/ Dr. Sarah Jukaku

    Abdul and Sarah, a psychiatrist, answer your questions about mental health during a challenging time.
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    • 21 min
    The transition

    The transition

    Abdul talks about the critical role of trust for collective action and public health. He talks to reporter Helen Branswell about the opportunities and challenges facing the forthcoming Presidential transition.


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    • 27 min
    The vaccine episode

    The vaccine episode

    Abdul reflects on the deployment of a safe and effective COVID-19 vaccine. He talks to virologist Dr. Angela Rasmussen about the biology of the vaccine and reporter Matt Herper about the logistics and outreach challenges facing vaccine deployment.

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    • 48 min

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