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Jan 25, 2021

Why is it so hard to get vaccines to people who need them? Maine’s CDC Director Dr. Nirav Shah talks to Stephanie Desmon about the massive logistical challenges with COVID-19 vaccines: identification of groups, notification to let groups know when it’s their turn, and then actually registering, scheduling, and...


Jan 22, 2021

2021, so far, looks a lot like 2020 in terms of pandemic fatigue. What are signs of burnout and mental exhaustion? What can we do about anger? How can we “just hang on” until the pandemic is under better control? How can we deal with the stigma and shame around getting sick with COVID?

Clinical psychologist Dr....


Jan 20, 2021

After the murder of George Floyd, a number of jurisdictions formally declared racism a public health crisis. Dawn Hunter, deputy director of the Southeastern Region for the Network for public health law, is studying these declarations to see how cities, counties, and states actually take action to follow through. Hunter...


Jan 20, 2021

Today’s episode is audio from a webcast recorded last week with two members of President Joe Biden’s COVID-19 advisory board. In a conversation moderated by Global Health NOW’s Brian Simpson, infectious disease and epidemiology expert Dr. Celine Gounder and public health policy expert Loyce Pace talk about the...


Jan 19, 2021

There are more than two million federally-subsidized apartments, units, and homes designated for senior housing. These communities, which tend to serve lower-income racial and ethnic minorities, have unique opportunities and challenges compared to assisted living and nursing care facilities and have been largely...