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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Featured Episode

Unpacking The Lab Leak Theory

Carl Zimmer, a columnist for the New York Times, says some scientists think the theory that the coronavirus accidentally leaked from a Chinese lab is unlikely but still deserving of investigation.

What The Global Pandemic Means For The U.S.

Julie Rosenberg, with Ariadne Labs and the Global Health Delivery Project at Harvard University, says the spread of the coronavirus around the world could have major implications for the future of the pandemic in the U.S..

Coping With The Trauma Of The Pandemic

Roxane Silver, a psychologist at UC-Irvine, says living though the many traumatic events of the last 18 months could better prepare some for the stresses of the future.

How The Pandemic Has Played Out In ICE Detention Centers

Roxanne Scott, who covers immigration for WABE, says detention centers run by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement haven’t been spared by COVID-19 and shares the story of a former detainee.

Testing COVID-19 Vaccines In Young Children

Dr. Evan Anderson, a physician and researcher at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, says finding a COVID-19 vaccine that’s safe and effective in young children is crucial for ending the pandemic. He’s working on clinical trials of Moderna’s vaccine in kids 6 months through 11 years old.

One On One With The Head Of The Centers For Disease Control and Prevention

Dr. Rochelle Walensky, director of the CDC, shares her thoughts on the vaccine rollout in the South and across the U.S. and on where the pandemic goes from here. We also check in with Dr. Kathleen Toomey, head of the Georgia Department of Public Health.

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