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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Dr. James Hildreth, president of Meharry Medical College, and the other heads of the country’s historically Black medical schools want to make sure the people most impacted by the pandemic have access to a vaccine that’s proven to work for them.
Dr. Tom Frieden, a former head of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, says efforts from elected officials to undermine the public health agency could draw-out our fight against the coronavirus.
Kelly Girtz, the mayor of Athens-Clarke County, talks about what the spike in coronavirus infections at the University of Georgia has means for his community–and what he thinks should be done to slow the spread of COVID-19.
John King, Georgia’s insurance commissioner, has been tapped by Governor Brian Kemp to set up a network to distribute a possible coronavirus vaccine. He shares his vision for how such a system could work and some of the challenges the effort could face.
Dr. Laura Blaisdell, a pediatrician in Maine, says implementing multiple interventions helped prevent the spread of the coronavirus at four summer camps. She shares the findings of her recent report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Melanie McNeil, Georgia’s long-term care ombudsman, says the pandemic has hit nursing homes and other long-term care facilities hard–causing thousands of resident deaths and months of isolation from the outside world.
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