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 We Know About How The Coronavirus Moves Through The Air … And What To Do About It

Brent Stephens, who studies indoor air quality at the Illinois Institute of Technology, says there’s increasing evidence that SARS-CoV-2 can spread through tiny, floating droplets. He says there are some steps people can take to make indoor spaces safer.

Using Wastewater To Track The Spread Of The Coronavirus

Erin Lipp, a professor of environmental health science at the University of Georgia, leads a team using wastewater to track the spread of the coronavirus. She says our waste can tell us a lot about how the pandemic is progressing.

Comparing Trump and Biden On The Coronavirus Pandemic

Jen Kates, with the Kaiser Family Foundation, says President Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden have different pitches for how they’ll handle the coronavirus pandemic if they win next month’s election. It’s an issue that’s top of mind for many voters.

The Coronavirus Has Created An “Infodemic” Of Misinformation

Sarah Evanega, from the Cornell University Alliance For Science, says the coronavirus has spawned a pandemic of misinformation. In a recent study, she found a few important super-spreaders of falsehoods and conspiracy theories.

The Pandemic Continues To Complicate the U.S. Census

Roxanne Scott, who covers the U.S. Census for WABE, says the COVID-19 pandemic has thrown the national headcount into disarray. It’s sparked a legal fight that has pushed the final deadline back and forth on the calendar, and experts say that could lead to an undercount in Georgia.

Recruiting Minorities For A Coronavirus Vaccine Trial

Drs. Colleen Kelley and Valeria Cantos are helping run a coronavirus vaccine trial at Emory University. They say it’s not easy to get Black and Latinx people to volunteer for medical research, even though they’ve been the groups hardest hit by COVID-19.

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