Coronavirus, Public Health In These Times: Dimensions of the COVID-19 Crisis

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

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