62 episodes

EPIDEMIC is a weekly podcast on the science, public health, and social impact of the coronavirus pandemic. Hear from some of the world’s leading infectious disease, public health, and other experts. We’ll help you understand the latest science, the bigger context, and bring you diverse angles—from history to politics to virology—depth and texture you won’t get elsewhere. Hosted by Dr. Celine Gounder, an infectious disease specialist and epidemiologist who worked on tuberculosis and HIV in sub-Saharan Africa, and was and Ebola worker during the West African epidemic. The COVID-19 may well be the defining moment of our times. Our lives have changed irrevocably. We need to understand the science so we can care for ourselves, our families, and our communities. And we need voices of reason to help us make sense of it all.

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    • 4.6 • 948 Ratings

EPIDEMIC is a weekly podcast on the science, public health, and social impact of the coronavirus pandemic. Hear from some of the world’s leading infectious disease, public health, and other experts. We’ll help you understand the latest science, the bigger context, and bring you diverse angles—from history to politics to virology—depth and texture you won’t get elsewhere. Hosted by Dr. Celine Gounder, an infectious disease specialist and epidemiologist who worked on tuberculosis and HIV in sub-Saharan Africa, and was and Ebola worker during the West African epidemic. The COVID-19 may well be the defining moment of our times. Our lives have changed irrevocably. We need to understand the science so we can care for ourselves, our families, and our communities. And we need voices of reason to help us make sense of it all.

    S1E58 / An Overdose Epidemic - Deaths of Despair Part I / Sandra Lindie, Will Cooke, Jennifer Fecu

    S1E58 / An Overdose Epidemic - Deaths of Despair Part I / Sandra Lindie, Will Cooke, Jennifer Fecu

    "When the pandemic hit, many of our recovery groups went online but that's really not the same. All that great work we had been building momentum towards came to a screeching halt." -Will Cooke

    Overdoses have spiked during the pandemic. One of the reasons is a breakdown in the community support so critical to keeping people off drugs. Social distancing measures and quarantine have created deadly complications for people recovering from addiction. In this episode we'll hear two stories, one from New York City and another from Austin, Indiana, about how the coronavirus pandemic is exacerbating the overdose epidemic. This is the first in a two part series on Deaths of Despair and the pandemic.

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    This podcast was created by Just Human Productions. We're powered and distributed by Simplecast. We're supported, in part, by listeners like you.

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    • 21 min
    S1E57 / Disrupting Restaurants Part II / Amanda Cohen, Saru Jayarmana and Pete Ternes

    S1E57 / Disrupting Restaurants Part II / Amanda Cohen, Saru Jayarmana and Pete Ternes

    "It's my responsibility as an owner to figure out how to afford to pay everyone an ethical, fair, livable wage but we have to start from the premise of paying them an ethical, livable wage" -Pete Ternes

    We’re revisiting restaurants as part of our series on industries disrupted by the pandemic. In this episode we speak with restaurateurs and a labor activist about how the pandemic is reshaping how some think about tips and the minimum wage. We'll see why tipping so is problematic, why it's so hard to quit, and what a living wage might look like for restaurant workers after the pandemic.

    This podcast was created by Just Human Productions. We're powered and distributed by Simplecast. We're supported, in part, by listeners like you.

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    • 24 min
    S1E56 / Flattening the Infodemic Curve / Claire Wardle, John Cook and Renee DiResta

    S1E56 / Flattening the Infodemic Curve / Claire Wardle, John Cook and Renee DiResta

    Transcript

    "That's the challenge with infodemics: too much information and not knowing who to trust." - Claire Wardle

    Combating misinformation has become more important than ever during the pandemic. The novel coronavirus, social media, and a polarized political environment created something public health experts have dubbed an "infodemic" — a flood of misleading information and conspiracy theories about the coronavirus and the public response to it. In this episode of EPIDEMIC, we'll hear how misinformation spreads online, share some tips on how to spot it, and find out what needs to change to keep misinformation from causing serious harm.

    This podcast was created by Just Human Productions. We're powered and distributed by Simplecast. We're supported, in part, by listeners like you.

    #SARSCoV2 #COVID19 #COVID #coronavirus

    • 22 min
    S1E55 / Mask Up / Linsey Marr, Kimberly Prather and Delphine Wallis

    S1E55 / Mask Up / Linsey Marr, Kimberly Prather and Delphine Wallis

    "Masks are absolutely essential because you can't always control when someone gets too close to you. You can't control the ventilation in every room that you go into. The thing you control the most, that you have one hundred percent control over, is that mask." - Kimberly Prather

    As the death toll from COVID-19 surpassed 300,000 in the United States this week, wearing a mask has never been more important. In this episode, Kimberly Prather and Linsey Marr explain the latest science on how the coronavirus spreads, and what it means for the kind of mask people should wear, and other public health measures.

    This podcast was created by Just Human Productions. We're powered and distributed by Simplecast. We're supported, in part, by listeners like you.

    #SARSCoV2 #COVID19 #COVID #coronavirus

    • 18 min
    S1E54 / A Smarter Way to Quarantine / Roxanne Khamsi and Jeffrey Townsend

    S1E54 / A Smarter Way to Quarantine / Roxanne Khamsi and Jeffrey Townsend

    "If you're going to be traveling, if you're going to be in a situation where you might be exposed to others or where you can protect others by quarantining yourself, right now is the time to do it and to do it carefully because this is when it can be especially effective" -Jeffrey Townsend

    Quarantines are an effective way to stop the spread of the coronavirus but they have been one of the most difficult and confusing parts of the pandemic. New research shows how people exposed to the coronavirus could cut their quarantine in half if it is paired with a test at the right time. This episode looks at this research and how it prevented an outbreak on an offshore oil rig.

    This podcast was created by Just Human Productions. We're powered and distributed by Simplecast. We're supported, in part, by listeners like you.

    #SARSCoV2 #COVID19 #COVID #coronavirus

    • 18 min
    S1E53 / The Vaccines are Coming / Kizzmekia Corbett, Sree Chaguturu, and Julie Rosenberg

    S1E53 / The Vaccines are Coming / Kizzmekia Corbett, Sree Chaguturu, and Julie Rosenberg

    "This, quite frankly, is our generation's Manhattan project" -Sree Chaguturu

    This has been a big week for vaccines. There are two vaccines under review by the FDA and the United Kingdom has become the first country to authorize Pfizer's mRNA vaccine. In this episode, we'll talk about the science behind mRNA vaccines, and discuss the physical and mental logistics needed to get these revolutionary vaccines to the public.

    This podcast was created by Just Human Productions. We're powered and distributed by Simplecast. We're supported, in part, by listeners like you.

    #SARSCoV2 #COVID19 #COVID #coronavirus

    • 23 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
948 Ratings

948 Ratings

Schnauzer_Momma ,

Valuable info

I just began listening and think this should be required for all. Greater understanding would change behaviors of many who are not taking this pandemic seriously.

ny-pizza ,

Hearing from experts is great to see

I am not a podcast consumer, but I wish I was. I started listening to Dr. Gounder a few months ago after being contacted about a program. Thanks for putting time and energy into bringing information to the public!

BohemianMom ,

Candid Dr Fauci

Really enjoyed hearing Dr Gounder interview Tony Fauci. Wish they talked longer about how we can be better prepared for the future. This is the OG coronavirus podcast and the best! Always in the lead.

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