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. Aneesh Mehta, with the Emory University Vaccine Center, says antibody testing could help public health officials get a better sense of who’s been infected by the coronavirus. It’s less clear, however, what kind of immune protection those who’ve recovered might have.
Devon Orland, legal director with the Georgia Advocacy Office, a federally-mandated advocacy group for people with disabilities, says COVID-19 has cut her off from her clients in nursing homes and state hospitals. That has her worried for their safety.
Joshua Weitz, a quantitative biologist at Georgia Tech, says models can’t give us certainty about what will happen with the coronavirus pandemic, but they can still help tailor interventions to keep people safe. Plus, his thoughts on Governor Brian Kemp’s decision to start re-opening Georgia’s economy.
Governor Brian Kemp will allow some Georgia businesses to resume operations at the end of the week, less than one month after issuing a statewide shelter-in-place order to fight COVID-19. Emma Hurt, WABE government and politics reporter, talks about what the move could mean for the economy and the spread of the pandemic.
Will Tauxe, a third-year family medicine resident physician in Columbus, Georgia shares the story of his personal fight with COVID-19 and what it will mean for how he treats patients in the future.
Is there anyone who hasn’t been affected in some way by the pandemic? Molly Samuel talks about WABE’s effort to collect and share personal stories of living through the coronavirus.
Lots of people have had their employment situations changed by the pandemic. Many have lost jobs. Many are working in different hours or different settings. A long-time custodian at the Atlanta airport and a long-haul truck driver share how their work has changed.
COVID-19 has led Georgia officials to delay the state’s presidential primary election multiple times and to push vote-by-mail in new ways. Emil Moffatt, who covers voting for WABE, talks about what the changes could mean for November’s general election.
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