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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.

Outbreak Alabama: Stories from a Pandemic AL.com

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    • 4.8 • 17 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.

    The Vaccine is Here, So Now What?

    The Vaccine is Here, So Now What?

    The vaccines are in Alabama, which is great news, but the logistics for distribution are complicated. AL.com reporter Sarah Whites-Koditschek discusses who in Alabama will get the first doses of the COVID-19 vaccines and what the timetable looks like for everyone else as we approach a year into the pandemic. We also hear from Dr. Blake Lovely, an emergency physician, about already receiving the vaccine, why this will strengthen the healthcare workforce in the fight against COVID and why people should feel comfortable taking the shot despite the spread of misinformation related to the vaccine.
     
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    Reflecting on COVID-19 with Dr. Michael Saag

    Reflecting on COVID-19 with Dr. Michael Saag

    Dr. Michael Saag, physician and professor on infectious diseases at UAB, on why wearing masks saves lives, why he's hopeful but not confident about the vaccine timeline, how treatments have evolved dramatically, why we are failing to contain the disease, how the pandemic was politicized and why, in spite of everything, he remains encouraged about the future.
     
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    • 32 min
    Voting in a Pandemic

    Voting in a Pandemic

    Reckon South's John Hammontree, host of "The Reckon Interview" podcast, talks about voting during the pandemic, how Alabama is working to accommodating voters through COVID-19 guidelines, the government's efficiency in handling absentee ballots and the lingering questions he has about the 2020 election.
     
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    Haunted Houses During COVID

    Haunted Houses During COVID

    Nightmare at 3008 haunted house owner Nick Bryan about operating a haunted house during a pandemic, debating whether to incorporate the virus in the creative planning and coming up with new ways to stay scary and safe with so many restrictions in place.
     
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    Hospitalizaions Up in College Towns

    Hospitalizaions Up in College Towns

    Why Alabama's two major college towns have seen increases in hospitalizations while the rest of the state continues to see a decline, featuring AL.com reporter Sarah Whites-Koditschek.
     
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    How a Funeral Director Sees COVID

    How a Funeral Director Sees COVID

    Funeral director Paul Rollins about his concerns about COVID and children returning to school in Tuscaloosa sooner than planned, if he thinks the board of education is truly taking his and other parents' remarks into consideration and how the pandemic has impacted his funeral home business.
     
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Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
17 Ratings

17 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.

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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