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.

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High Demand For Coronavirus Testing In Gwinnett Complicates The County’s Pandemic Response

Dr. Audrey Arona, who leads the Gwinnett County health department, says an increased demand for coronavirus testing means it takes longer for people to receive results. That makes it trickier for public health officials to track people who are sick and who they’ve been in contact with.

As COVID-19 Cases Rise, Savannah Mandates Masks

Van Johnson, mayor of Savannah, Georgia, says a rise in coronavirus infections led him to issue a first-in-the-state requirement that people wear face masks in his city. It seems to violate a state order that prevents local governments from making their own public health rules.

Fulton’s Health Director Says It May Be Time To Press Pause On Reopening

Dr. Lynn Paxton, director of the Fulton County Board of Health says the rise in COVID-19 cases should prompt officials to look at “dialing back” continuing to lift restrictions intended to stop the spread of the coronavirus.

Searching For The COVID Numbers That Matter Most

There is so much data out there about the coronavirus pandemic. Sam Whitehead talks with three different doctors from the world of public health about the best numbers to watch.

COVID-19 And The Many Risks For People In Correctional Facilities

Dr. Anne Spaulding, who studies healthcare in jails and prisons at Emory University, says these settings can be perfect incubators for a highly contagious virus and can have major impacts in the communities where they’re located.

Amid The Fight Against COVID-19, New Concerns About Ethylene Oxide

Andy Miller, editor of Georgia Health News, says pressure from federal officials has led two medical device sterilization facilities in metro Atlanta to ramp up operations in the midst of the pandemic. The two facilities had previously reduced operations because of elevated emissions of the toxic gas, ethylene oxide.

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