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.

You can send your own questions to washyourhands@wabe.org.

Featured Episode

The Importance Of Minority Inclusion In Coronavirus Vaccine Trials

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.

How Political Tampering Undermines Public Trust In The CDC

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.

A College Town Copes With a COVID-19 Outbreak

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.

Developing A Coronavirus Vaccine Distribution Network

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.

What Stopping COVID-19 At Summer Camps Can Tell Us About Reopening Schools

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.

The Coronavirus Has Ravaged Long-Term Care Facilities In Georgia

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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