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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CDC Head Says U.S. Public Health System Was Not Prepared For Coronavirus

Dr. Robert Redfield, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says a lack of investment in the country’s public health system has “significant consequences.” He shares what his agency has learned about the virus, his take on the best tools to fight it, and much more.

Congress Passes A Record-Setting Coronavirus Relief Package

This week, Congress passed a $2.2 trillion dollar relief package aimed at blunting some of the economic pain caused by the coronavirus. U.S. Senator David Perdue digs into the contents of the bill and shares his thoughts on the country’s lack of preparedness for a pandemic.

Sick Officers, Fewer Arrests: The Atlanta Police Department Copes with COVID-19

From enforcing “stay-at-home” orders to reducing arrests to keep people out of jails, the coronavirus pandemic is changing how the Atlanta Police Department handles things. A conversation with WABE criminal justice reporter Lisa Hagen.

A Pandemic Changes How Doctors Practice Medicine, Generally

Dr. Andrew Reisman, president of the Medical Association of Georgia and family medicine doctor, on how the coronavirus pandemic is changing his practice and those of other physicians across the state.

Can A Limited Shelter In Place Order “Flatten The Curve”?

Governor Brian Kemp has issued an executive order calling for people “with an increased risk of complications from COVID-19” to isolate themselves. Dr. Carlos del Rio, who studies public health and infectious diseases at Emory University, says it might not be enough to slow the spread of coronavirus.

Helping The Homeless Through A Pandemic

People without stable housing are especially hard to help during a pandemic, even though they’re particularly vulnerable. Stephannie Stokes, WABE housing reporter, discusses how the city of Atlanta and its non-profit partners are trying to protect them.

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