Preview Mode Links will not work in preview mode

Evidence and experts to help you understand today’s public health news—and what it means for tomorrow.

Apr 14, 2021

There’s a lack of data around COVID-19 in humanitarian settings and refugee camps so it’s difficult to know how people there have fared in the pandemic. Paul Spiegel, director of the Center for Humanitarian Health, talks with Stephanie Desmon about the data vacuum and the importance of vaccinating all who are...


Mar 30, 2021

The pandemic halted all in-person performing arts in the last year: a “big hole to crawl back out of,” says Marin Alsop, music director of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra. Alsop talks with Josh Sharfstein about what’s been lost during a period of “emotional stasis,” but also how the pandemic, alongside the...


Feb 5, 2021

Dating is already so much about trust and safety—COVID-19 adds new complications. Dr. Keri Althoff and Dr. Laura Murray return to the podcast to talk with Stephanie Desmon about why human connection is so important, how to navigate difficult conversations, the new ways people are meeting—not just online!—and how...


Feb 3, 2021

Even after the 1918 pandemic supposedly “ended” a significant number of people continued to die from “flu-like illnesses” for years. So do pandemics really “end” or do they fade from the public’s consciousness? Medical historians Jeremy Greene and Graham Mooney return to the podcast to talk with Stephanie...


Dec 17, 2020

While there’s light at the end of the tunnel with the first COVID vaccines being administered to US health care workers, the next few months will be difficult in terms of sickness and loss of life. Dr. Michael Osterholm, an infectious disease expert and part of President-Elect Biden’s COVID-19 Advisory Board, talks...