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

What Does The Transition From Pandemic To Endemic Look Like?

Jennie Lavine, who studies infectious disease dynamics at Emory University, says it’s likely the coronavirus will be with us for a long time, but that doesn’t necessarily mean a bleak future.

What Is Herd Immunity? And How Will We Reach It?

Justin Lessler, an epidemiologist at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, says we’ll reach herd immunity eventually. What’s less certain is how many people will get sick and die along the way.

Primary Care Doctors And The Vaccination Effort

Dr. Cecil Bennett, a family medicine doctor in Newnan, Georgia, says primary care physicians can play a key role in the vaccine rollout, especially when it comes to addressing vaccine reluctance.

The Coronavirus Can Infect Animals. What Does That Mean For The Pandemic?

Thomas Gillespie, a disease ecologist at Emory, says changing how humans interact with animals and the natural world could change the course of future pandemics.

Inside The Pause On Johnson & Johnson’s COVID-19 Vaccine

Selena Simmons-Duffin, health policy reporter for NPR, says still still not clear how federal officials’ decision to briefly pause administration of Johnson & Johnson’s vaccine will impact the national vaccination effort.

What The Pandemic Has Meant For Children With Autism Spectrum Disorder

Cheryl Klaiman, a psychologist with the Marcus Autism Center, says the disruptions of the pandemic have been especially challenging for kids with autism spectrum disorder, but many have found ways to cope.

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