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

A COVID-19 Long-Hauler Shares Her Story

Adrienne Levesque has been dealing with COVID-19 and its after-effects for a year. She’s one of many so-called Long-haulers who’ve faced months of health challenges in the wake of a coronavirus infection.

How COVID-19 Did–And Didn’t–Impact The Georgia Legislature

Andy Miller, editor of Georgia Health News, says healthcare wasn’t the biggest issue for state lawmakers during the recently-wrapped 2021 legislative session, despite the pandemic.

Assessing mRNA Vaccines Under Real-World Conditions

Mark Thompson, an epidemiologist with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, led a recent study that showed the COVID-19 vaccines from Pfizer and Moderna worked well outside of the controlled conditions of clinical trials.

Putting Tuskegee In The Context Of The Pandemic

During the pandemic, the Tuskegee syphilis study has been invoked as a reason for vaccine hesitancy in the Black community. But Doctor Rueben C. Warren, director of the Tuskegee University National Center for Bioethics in Research and Health Care, says it’s not that simple.

Convincing Reluctant Republicans To Take COVID-19 Vaccines

Brian Castrucci, with the de Beaumont Foundation, says many self-identified Republicans are reluctant to get vaccinated against COVID-19, but his nonprofit has found some ways to convince them.

The Role of Antiviral Drugs In Fighting COVID-19

George Painter, president of the Emory Institute for Drug Development, says antiviral drugs play an important role in fighting this pandemic and the next one. A drug he developed is currently going through clinical trials.

What We Know About COVID-19 Vaccines And Pregnancy

Dr. Sonja Rasmussen, with the University of Florida College of Medicine, says what little we do know about the safety and efficacy of COVId-19 vaccines in pregnant individuals is promising.

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