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

The CDC Finds Some People May Be Delaying Emergency Care During The Pandemic

Kathleen Hartnett, an epidemiologist with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, says visits to hospital emergency departments dropped sharply in the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic, and patients delaying emergency care could face serious health complications.

How Could Recent Protests Affect The COVID-19 Pandemic?

Dr. Howard Markel, physician and historian of medicine at the University of Michigan, says recent protests and the tactics used to stop them could spread the coronavirus. He says similar situations occurred during the 1918 flu pandemic.

As States Continue To Open, How Much More Will COVID-19 Spread?

Turgay Ayer, who studies healthcare analytics at Georgia Tech, helped build The COVID-19 Simulator (https://covid19sim.org/), which predicts how the coronavirus will spread as states start to lift restrictions on movement and activity. It predicts, the more states open, the more COVID-19 will spread.

Georgia Farmers Adapt To One More Bit Of Adversity: A Global Pandemic

Molly Samuel, who covers the environment for WABE, says the state’s farmers were still recovering from Hurricane Michael when the coronavirus struck, forcing them to innovate.

Doctors Report A New Condition In Kids With A Possible Link To COVID-19

Dr. Andi Shane, Medical Director of Infectious Diseases at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, says physicians are still learning a lot about Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in Children (MIS-C), a new condition possibly linked to the coronavirus. Also, how the pandemic is affecting childhood vaccination rates.

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