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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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    • 4.8, 3.1K Ratings

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.

    Coronavirus Containment Corps

    Coronavirus Containment Corps

    Abdul reflects on how COVID19 is challenging us to meet our ideals as Americans. Then he chats with Congressman Andy Levin about his proposal for a Coronavirus Containment Corps to create a federally-funded contact-tracing force...which could have been helpful right about now.

    • 25 min
    WHO’s pandemic is it, anyway?

    WHO’s pandemic is it, anyway?

    Abdul discusses the surging cases of COVID19 in several states and nationwide, as well as the startling increase in transmission globally. He chats with Prof. Kelley Lee, a global health governance expert, about the WHO and the future of the global fight against COVID19.

    • 27 min
    The Virus in the Coronavirus

    The Virus in the Coronavirus

    Abdul discusses the odd biology of viruses. He catches up with virologist Dr. Angela Rasmussen about the biology of the coronavirus, and why exactly it’s so deadly.

    • 26 min
    The Covid Recession

    The Covid Recession

    Abdul discusses the economic consequences of COVID. He catches up with Dr. Tara Sinclair, a macroeconomist, about the future ahead of us. 

    • 28 min
    Protesting in a pandemic.

    Protesting in a pandemic.

    Abdul discusses the public health consequences of the #GeorgeFloyd protests. We speak with Cary Junior II, an audio producer at the Detroit Free Press and a Fellow at WDET in Detroit who’s been covering the protests. Then we'll speak to epidemiologist Julia Marcus, a harm reduction expert who helps understand how to stay safe from COVID19 while re-engaging our lives.

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    • 29 min
    Going Viral in a Pandemic

    Going Viral in a Pandemic

    Abdul discusses the lynching of George Floyd in the context of COVID19 and reflects on the way that social media has changed our world--and the experience of COVID19. We hear from listeners about how they’ve consumed social media throughout. Abdul speaks with Dr. Eric Feigl-Ding, an epidemiologist who first sounded the alarm about COVID, about how social media has shaped the debate over science and public health.

    • 29 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
3.1K Ratings

3.1K Ratings

l_esley ,

Educational, exceptional reporting

I can’t get enough of this podcast. I can’t wait to read his book.

Marilyn Marin ,

Outstanding!

Great reporting, thank you!

fellow science nerd ,

No attempt to be unbiased

Season one was informative and enjoyable. I highly recommend it. I especially recommend the last two episodes of season one if you are someone who does not believe in Medicare for all. I personally am still uncertain of my own views on the topic, but I greatly enjoyed Abdul’s perspective, especially since he has a background in both medicine and politics.
Season two started well but turned quickly into left-leaning political commentary. Very little of the show is still dedicated to actually providing news on the coronavirus. Abdul’s interview questions have a tendency to lean the discussion toward political opinions. Despite my displeasure, I am still subscribed (switching to one episode per week was wise) because every few weeks, an good episode with interesting and useful information—such as “the virus in the coronavirus”— appears.

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