America Dissected

Going Viral in a Pandemic

Going Viral in a Pandemic

America Dissected - June 2, 2020 - 29:09

Abdul discusses the lynching of George Floyd in the context of COVID19 and reflects on the way that social media has changed our world--and the experience of COVID19. We hear from listeners about how they’ve consumed social media throughout. Abdul speaks with Dr. Eric Feigl-Ding, an epidemiologist who first sounded the alarm about COVID, about how social media has shaped the debate over science and public health.

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About The Show

The pandemic reminds us that when it comes to health, there’s so much more out there to understand—like how new genetic discoveries could change our relationship with our genes or how climate change could accelerate the next pandemic. In season 3, Dr. Abdul El-Sayed, physician and former city health commissioner, talks to doctors, scientists, culture makers, and policy leaders to dissect how science, policy, and culture shape health. New episodes of America Dissected every Tuesday.