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. Kathleen Toomey, commissioner of the Georgia Department of Public Health, talks about her agency’s efforts to hire an army of disease detectives, to track down the contacts of everyone in Georgia who tests positive for COVID-19. She also addresses recent issues with her agency’s COVID-19 data.
Earlier in the year, as hospitals started to see more and more COVID-19 patients, many put elective procedures on hold. That put Barbara Russell in a tough spot. Her surgery was meant to hold off cervical cancer.
Engagement at WABE is powered, in part, by our collaboration with America Amplified, a Corporation for Public Broadcasting-funded initiative to use community engagement in our reporting.
Liz Essley Whyte, a reporter for the Center for Public Integrity, has obtained an internal government document that shows federal officials are worried about Georgia’s ability to handle a surge of COVID-19 patients even as the state continues to loosen shelter-in-place restrictions.
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