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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Dr. Audrey Arona, who leads the health district that serves Gwinnett county, says her office has seen high demand for COVID-19 vaccines even though supplies remain low.
Vivian Ho, health economist at Rice University, says there’s a relationship between a state’s decision to issue strict lockdown measures early in the pandemic and how many COVID-19 deaths ultimately occurred there. More here: https://www.bakerinstitute.org/research/state-restrictions-and-covid-19-death-rate/
Anna Barry-Jester, a reporter with Kaiser Health News, says public health leaders are facing more public scrutiny during the pandemic, and that’s pushed many to leave their jobs. She chronicled many of their stories with colleagues from KHN and the Associated Press. Read more here: https://khn.org/news/article/pandemic-backlash-jeopardizes-public-health-powers-leaders/
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