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 email@example.com.
Vivian Ho, health economist at Rice University, says there’s a relationship between a state’s decision to issue strict lockdown measures early in the pandemic and how many COVID-19 deaths ultimately occurred there. More here: https://www.bakerinstitute.org/research/state-restrictions-and-covid-19-death-rate/
Ariel Hart, health care reporter for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, says Governor Brian Kemp’s plans to overhaul the individual health insurance market in Georgia could affect hundreds of thousands of people and could be undone if the U.S. Supreme Court strikes down the Affordable Care Act.
Keren Landman, a freelance reporter in Atlanta, read through thousands of emails from state officials to uncover the story of how Georgia public health officials didn’t have much control over the state’s COVID-19 data dashboard. Read her story here: https://www.atlantamagazine.com/great-reads/behind-georgias-covid-19-dashboard-disaster/
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