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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Sarah Jane Tribble, with Kaiser Health News, says top U.S. scientists started talking seriously about COVID-19 booster shots in January, at a time when many Americans hadn’t received their first vaccine doses.
Lawrence Gostin, who directs the O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law at Georgetown Law. says there’s a long history of vaccine mandates in the U.S. that have paved the way for those President Biden recently announced.
Becky Sayler has three kids in elementary school in the Cobb County School District. Within the first week of school one of them contracted COVID-19. She shares how her family has been navigating the situation.
Dr. Carlos del Rio, infectious diseases specialist at Emory University, says low vaccination rates and the highly transmissible delta variant of the coronavirus are to blame for the current wave of COVID-19 pandemic.
Dr. Robert Jansen, chief medical officer of the Grady Health System, which runs Georgia’s largest hospital, says the current wave of the pandemic could soon be as large at the one that swamped health care facilities this winter.
Over the course of the pandemic, many communities have turned to the non-profit group CORE for help with COVID-19 testing and vaccination. Ann Lee, CEO of CORE discusses that work.
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