Coronavirus, Public Health In These Times: Dimensions of the COVID-19 Crisis
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October 28, 2020
Perry World House's Micheal Weisberg features in the first episode of Omnia's new limited podcast series, 'In These Times.'
The COVID-19 pandemic is more than a respiratory illness. In this episode, we talk to experts about contagion, inequality, and science denial.
To kick things off, we talk to a biologist about contagion. We’ll get insight on mutations, tracking COVID-19’s spread, and protection from antibodies and vaccines. But COVID-19 is more than the disease itself, so we drop in on a conversation between sociologists about health inequality. They’re not surprised that Black, brown, and low-income communities are being affected by COVID-19 at higher rates, but they are concerned about the still-unknown long-term effects on physical and mental health. And finally, a philosopher of science gets real on what high school science gets wrong and why that matters.
David Roos, E. Otis Kendall Professor of Biology
Courtney Boen, Assistant Professor of Sociology and Axilrod Faculty Fellow
Regina Baker, Assistant Professor of Sociology
Michael Weisberg, Professor and Chair of Philosophy