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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.

    The Sound of COVID-19

    The Sound of COVID-19

    Abdul reflects on the way that COVID-19 has changed so much of the fabric of our lives, especially our relationship with music. He talks to Zola Jesus, a singer/songwriter about how COVID19 has impacted her and her life, as well as Anthony Fantano, host of The Needle Drop, about how it’s shaping the industry.
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    • 51 min
    If we had a competent administration

    If we had a competent administration

    Abdul reflects on the way that the Trump administration has simply ceded public health to politics. He then interviews Dr. Howard Koh, a lead public health official in the Obama administration, about what a functional Department of Health & Human Services would be doing right now.
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    • 33 min
    We’re number 31!

    We’re number 31!

    Abdul speaks with an American who just moved to New Zealand about the different approaches to COVID19 in both countries, and then interviews Allison Carlson, managing director, and Fouad Pervez, senior quantitative and policy analyst, of Foreign Policy Analytics about their COVID19 Global Response Index.
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    • 45 min
    Going home to school?

    Going home to school?

    Abdul considers the risks of going “back” to in-person learning at schools and colleges and interviews President M. Roy Wilson, of Wayne State University, and Dr. Katherine Auger, a pediatrician and author of a new study about school closings and COVID19.
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    • 37 min
    Epidemiology is hard to do

    Epidemiology is hard to do

    Abdul talks about the challenges of doing science in real time during a pandemic and interviews Prof. Kerry Keyes, an epidemiology professor at Columbia’s Mailman School of Public Health about the scientific process, and how people should approach new findings.
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    • 39 min
    A shot in the arm?

    A shot in the arm?

    Abdul walks through the state of a COVID-19 vaccine and speaks with pro-vaccine activist Ethan Lindenberger about how online anti-vaxxers are exploiting COVID19 to stoke misinformation as well as Dr. Ashish Jha, Dean of the School of Public Health at Brown University, about the vaccine development process and how to build public trust for COVID19 vaccinations.
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    • 49 min

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