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

A Paper’s Effort To Remember ‘Those We’ve Lost’ To COVID-19

Dan Wakin, an obituaries editor at the New York Times, says his paper has been working for months to tell the stories of some of victims of the pandemic in a project called “Those We’ve Lost.” View the project here: https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2020/obituaries/people-died-coronavirus-obituaries.html

Calculating Your Risk Of Coronavirus Exposure As The Pandemic Surges

Joshua Weitz, who studies how viruses transform human health at Georgia Tech, has created a tool to help people calculate the likelihood of being exposed to the coronavirus at events of different sizes. He shares how it works and discusses the current state of the pandemic.

All The Basics On Two COVID-19 Vaccines That Could Soon Be Available In the U.S.

Jodie Guest, from the Emory University Rollins School of Public Health, lays out some of the basics of two COVID-19 vaccines that could soon be approved for emergency use by U.S. regulators.

Effective Communication Is Key To Slowing The Spread Of COVID-19

Holley Wilkin, who teaches health communication at Georgia State University, says it’s not enough for officials to set appropriate public health policies to slow coronavirus transmission–they also need to be good at messaging them.

The COVID-19 Pandemic Highlights The Health Impacts Of Racism

Dr. Willarda Edwards, with the American Medical Association, says the health disparities laid bare by COVID-19 contributed to the AMA’s recent decision to officially recognize racism as a public health threat.

What We Know (And Don’t Know) About The COVID-19 Vaccines In Development

Sarah Owermohle, who covers health care for Politico, says some Americans could get access to COVID-19 vaccines before the end of the year. Still, many questions remain about their long term efficacy and how they’ll be distributed.

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