A weekly explainer on the coronavirus and its ripple effects with science journalist Bonnie Petrie from Texas Public Radio.
Delta And Disinformation: The COVID Surge We Chose
The emergence of the delta variant has presented a daunting challenge in the fight against the COVID virus, made worse by a pandemic of bad information. Much of that bad information is being spread intentionally by people who know it's false; it's disinformation. People across the country consume that disinformation and — believing it's true — pass it on. In this episode of Petrie Dish, we explore the medical misinformation and disinformation that are fueling anti-mask and anti-vaccine beliefs that are driving the delta surge.
Pregnancy During A Pandemic Is Scary — The Delta Variant Is Making It Worse
COVID-19 and pregnancy are not a good mix. In this episode of Petrie Dish, Bonnie Petrie explores the risks associated with getting COVID during pregnancy and why doctors are recommending that people who are pregnant get a COVID vaccine.
Going Back To School Safely During The Delta Surge
In this episode of Petrie Dish, a pediatric infectious diseases doctor outlines steps those who are around unvaccinated children can take to keep them safe.
South Texas ICU Doctor Says COVID Numbers Are ‘Trending In The Wrong Direction’
In this week's Petrie Dish, we follow up with Hidalgo County’s health authority about the increasing number of coronavirus cases and hospitalizations in the area.
'A Pandemic Within A Pandemic': Expert Urges People To Get Vaccine To Combat New Delta Variant
An increasing number of cases of the delta variant in the United States has many experts urging caution.
An Expert Answers Teens' Questions About The Pfizer Vaccine
The director of the Centers for Disease Control urged adolescents aged 12 and up to get vaccinated against COVID-19 after a recent increase in COVID hospitalizations for that age group. Many adolescents have questions about the vaccine. Petrie Dish asked an expert for the answers.
What an interesting, well-researched, easily understandable series. Thankyou for broadening our understanding of such a complex virus. We ultimately know so little of the effects that can wreak such havoc globally.
Compelling story and wonderful presentation.