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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This week, Congress passed a $2.2 trillion dollar relief package aimed at blunting some of the economic pain caused by the coronavirus. U.S. Senator David Perdue digs into the contents of the bill and shares his thoughts on the country’s lack of preparedness for a pandemic.
From enforcing “stay-at-home” orders to reducing arrests to keep people out of jails, the coronavirus pandemic is changing how the Atlanta Police Department handles things. A conversation with WABE criminal justice reporter Lisa Hagen.
Dr. Andrew Reisman, president of the Medical Association of Georgia and family medicine doctor, on how the coronavirus pandemic is changing his practice and those of other physicians across the state.
Governor Brian Kemp has issued an executive order calling for people “with an increased risk of complications from COVID-19” to isolate themselves. Dr. Carlos del Rio, who studies public health and infectious diseases at Emory University, says it might not be enough to slow the spread of coronavirus.
People without stable housing are especially hard to help during a pandemic, even though they’re particularly vulnerable. Stephannie Stokes, WABE housing reporter, discusses how the city of Atlanta and its non-profit partners are trying to protect them.
This week, Atlanta mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms issued an executive order closing bars, gyms, and movie theaters–and ordering restaurants to transition to take-out service only. A look at how one coffee shop is trying to adapt.
A look at how one hospital in Albany is dealing with an influx of coronavirus patients, dozens of quarantined staff, and equipment shortages with Andy Miller, editor of Georgia Health News.
Social distancing means in-person press conferences have quickly become a thing of the past. Plus, a look at Georgia’s latest COVID-19 case counts and the state’s efforts to ramp up testing.
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