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The coronavirus pandemic has us all asking a lot of questions: How long will I have to practice “social distancing”? Will there be a cure for COVID-19? Can I ever touch my face again?
WABE health reporter Sam Whitehead and guests will try to answer those questions. He’ll talk with experts, public officials, journalists, and everyday people about how the coronavirus is affecting their lives.

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    • Medicine
    • 4.8, 20 Ratings

The coronavirus pandemic has us all asking a lot of questions: How long will I have to practice “social distancing”? Will there be a cure for COVID-19? Can I ever touch my face again?
WABE health reporter Sam Whitehead and guests will try to answer those questions. He’ll talk with experts, public officials, journalists, and everyday people about how the coronavirus is affecting their lives.

    The Elections and the Pandemic

    The Elections and the Pandemic

    The root of many of the issues with Georgia’s June 9th primary election was the pandemic. Many trained and experienced poll workers backed out and there was a shortage of polling places. That led to long lines. So what steps are being taken to fix these issues for the fall? A conversation with AJC reporter Mark Niesse.

    • 15 min
    A Rural Hospital Faces A Summer Surge Of Coronavirus Patients

    A Rural Hospital Faces A Summer Surge Of Coronavirus Patients

    Don Avery, CEO of Fairview Park Hospital in Dublin, Georgia, says his facility has treated more COVID-19 patients in the month of July than it did in the first three months of the pandemic.

    • 17 min
    Getting Kids Back To School ... Safely

    Getting Kids Back To School ... Safely

    Dr. Sara Goza, president of the American Academy of Pediatrics, says schools should prioritize students returning to classrooms for in-person instruction, but only if that can be done with the safety of students, teachers, and staff in mind.

    • 17 min
    Navigating The Pandemic's Ethical Dilemmas

    Navigating The Pandemic's Ethical Dilemmas

    Paul Root Wolpe, a medical ethicist at Emory University, says it's not easy for health care workers or everyday people to navigate the ethical challenges presented by the coronavirus--but it can be done.

    • 20 min
    A Closer Look At Coronavirus Deaths

    A Closer Look At Coronavirus Deaths

    Dr. Jonathan Wortham, an epidemiologist with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, says a study of more than 10,000 COVID-19 deaths showed members of minority groups were more likely to die from the disease at younger ages.

    • 17 min
    The Pandemic Forces Schools To Plan For An Uncertain Future

    The Pandemic Forces Schools To Plan For An Uncertain Future

    Martha Dalton, who covers education for WABE, says metro Atlanta's public schools are trying to navigate how to safely start the fast-approaching school year, and it's not easy.

    • 16 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
20 Ratings

20 Ratings

sideshowfan666 ,

You must listen to this

This podcast is great. Sam asks great questions.

JW_in_GA ,

Thoughtful and informative

COVID-19 has impacted everyone, but in different ways. Sam’s interviews have helped me better understand what that impact looks like for others. He does a great job weaving together a larger narrative through thoughtful and informative interviews with people of all walks of life. There’s something for both the head and the heart.

tocataetfuga ,

You will learn something new

Curious and smart, this podcast finds ways to explore questions around Covid 19 and our society that give listeners much needed context and clarity.

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