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As the novel coronavirus wreaks havoc in Alabama and across the world, these are the stories of those seeking to survive the disease and its economic strain.
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Outbreak Alabama: Stories from a Pandemic AL.com

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    • 4.8 • 20 Ratings

As the novel coronavirus wreaks havoc in Alabama and across the world, these are the stories of those seeking to survive the disease and its economic strain.
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    The Lives Lost

    The Lives Lost

    The final episode of Outbreak Alabama focuses on those in Alabama who lost their lives to COVID. AL.com reporter William Thornton talks about writing COVID obituaries in Alabama, how they evolved as the pandemic evolved and how we should remember those who lost their lives in the pandemic.
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    • 22 min
    Alabama's Shocking Number of Deaths

    Alabama's Shocking Number of Deaths

    Alabama now reporting more than 100 COVID deaths per day. 2020 was the deadliest year in Alabama history, according to Harris. It was the first year on record where more people died than were born in the state. AL.com data reporter Ramsey Archibald talks about the number of deaths in Alabama, why they remain a lagging indicator for COVID data in our state and why all this could be just the beginning, as the state begins to understand how deadly the delta variant really is.
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    • 10 min
    Does Alabama Need Saving from Itself?

    Does Alabama Need Saving from Itself?

    AL.com columnist Roy S. Johnson on Governor Kay Ivey's leadership during COVID, why the vaccine is such a partisan issue and why Alabamians need to be saved from themselves.
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    • 17 min
    Jason Isbell is Holding the Line

    Jason Isbell is Holding the Line

    Grammy-winning musician Jason Isbell talks about when he decided implementing the COVID restrictions at his shows was the right thing to do, how this stance has affected the relationship with some of his fans, what it's like to finally hit the road and play again and what it will take for Alabama to have a change of heart on getting vaccinated.
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    • 24 min
    Charles Barkley Wants You Vaccinated

    Charles Barkley Wants You Vaccinated

    Charles Barkley on why publicly encouraging vaccination is so important to him, why he thinks Alabama has been so stubborn about getting the shot and why sports figures like him can and should make a difference in the fight against COVID.
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    • 10 min
    Proof of Vaccination for College Football?

    Proof of Vaccination for College Football?

    AL.com sports columnist Joseph Goodman on why he wants to see proof of vaccination or negative COVID tests required at football games this fall, why football has to take a backseat to slowing the spread and why SEC schools must play a role in it.
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    • 14 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
20 Ratings

20 Ratings

blaineduncan ,

Direct and Informative

This podcast is direct, informative, and interesting. It touches on different aspects of how the pandemic has affected the state and I appreciate the ideas the podcast presents to help us move forward.

AT Ttown ,

Tuscaloosa & UA

This podcast gives great perspective if interested in University of Alabama life and perspective of Tuscaloosa via the UA lens. Ben Flanagan (AL.com) asks clear interview questions in an open-ended style allowing listener to devise what information he/she needs as well as the implications of the flip side of that coin for Tuscaloosa residents unaffiliated with University of Alabama

JasonforAU ,

Review outbreak Alabama

Really like the show. I have heard a few guests on the impact on Tuscaloosa. What about Auburn? I’d like to hear that too.

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