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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Dr. Paulina Rebolledo, from Emory University, says there are a number of reasons members of the Latinx community are more likely to become severely ill from COVID-19 and many of them are structural.
Dr. Amesh Adalja, who studies infectious diseases at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, calls the failure of the U.S. to provide adequate testing for the coronavirus “the original sin of the pandemic.” He says Georgia and many other states have faced similar challenges when it comes to establishing needed testing infrastructure.
Christina Jewett, with Kaiser Health News, and Danielle Renwick, with The Guardian, discuss their efforts to chronicle the health care workers who have died from COVID-19 in the U.S. The project, a joint effort of both news outlets, is called ‘Lost on the Frontline’ (khn.org/lost-on-the-frontline).
Road races – from local 5Ks to some of the largest marathons in the world – have been either postponed or canceled this year because of the coronavirus pandemic. Rich Kenah from the Atlanta Track Club joins us to discuss how runners stay motivated and what races may look like in the future.
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