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

Running Together In A Socially Distant Age

Road races – from local 5Ks to some of the largest marathons in the world – have been either postponed or canceled this year because of the coronavirus pandemic. Rich Kenah from the Atlanta Track Club joins us to discuss how runners stay motivated and what races may look like in the future.

The Elections and the Pandemic

The root of many of the issues with Georgia’s June 9th primary election was the pandemic. Many trained and experienced poll workers backed out and there was a shortage of polling places. That led to long lines. So what steps are being taken to fix these issues for the fall? A conversation with AJC reporter Mark Niesse.

A Rural Hospital Faces A Summer Surge Of Coronavirus Patients

Don Avery, CEO of Fairview Park Hospital in Dublin, Georgia, says his facility has treated more COVID-19 patients in the month of July than it did in the first three months of the pandemic.

Getting Kids Back To School … Safely

Dr. Sara Goza, president of the American Academy of Pediatrics, says schools should prioritize students returning to classrooms for in-person instruction, but only if that can be done with the safety of students, teachers, and staff in mind.

Navigating The Pandemic’s Ethical Dilemmas

Paul Root Wolpe, a medical ethicist at Emory University, says it’s not easy for health care workers or everyday people to navigate the ethical challenges presented by the coronavirus–but it can be done.

A Closer Look At Coronavirus Deaths

Dr. Jonathan Wortham, an epidemiologist with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, says a study of more than 10,000 COVID-19 deaths showed members of minority groups were more likely to die from the disease at younger ages.

The Pandemic Forces Schools To Plan For An Uncertain Future

Martha Dalton, who covers education for WABE, says metro Atlanta’s public schools are trying to navigate how to safely start the fast-approaching school year, and it’s not easy.

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