Social Distance

By The Atlantic

James Hamblin is a doctor. Katherine Wells is not. But she has a lot of questions. Listen in as Jim and Katherine keep in touch with other journalists, experts, and friends about the latest science and health news⁠—and, more important, what to do with it.Email us with questions, stories, or feedback at socialdistance@theatlantic.com.

  1. 1.
    Long COVID Questions Answered
    43:45
  2. 2.
    The Consequences of Vaccine Nationalism
    34:42
  3. 3.
    When Can I Take Off My Mask?
    36:18
  4. 4.
    The Johnson & Johnson Pause
    36:40
  5. 5.
    We Need to Vaccinate Kids
    34:47
  6. 6.
    No Shirt. No Shoes. No Shots. No Service.
    40:37
  7. 7.
    A History of Pandemic Xenophobia & Racism
    41:14
  8. 8.
    Have Case Numbers Plateaued?
    40:00
  1. 9.
    It’s Been A Year
    43:27
  2. 10.
    Is One Vaccine ‘Better’ Than Another?
    39:55
  3. 11.
    Infections, Vaccinations, and Other Questions
    33:13
  4. 12.
    ‘A Disaster for Feminism’
    38:49
  5. 13.
    A Forever Pandemic
    38:30
  6. 14.
    Can You Get Reinfected?
    48:10
  7. 15.
    Have We Turned the Corner?
    36:30
  8. 16.
    Who Gets The Next Shot?
    35:53
  9. 17.
    Mutations
    37:40
  10. 18.
    How Badly Is Vaccination Going?
    37:55
  11. 19.
    The Vaccine is Here! What Now?
    36:20
  12. 20.
    Americans Are Going Hungry
    33:42
  13. 21.
    Misinformation Mailbag
    34:36
  14. 22.
    How to Cancel Thanksgiving (Because You Should)
    36:59
  15. 23.
    A 90% Effective Vaccine
    33:46
  16. 24.
    ‘A Long Misunderstood Region’
    25:36
  17. 25.
    After the Vote
    28:47
  18. 26.
    People Need Help
    35:39
  19. 27.
    Is COVID-19 a Pre-Existing Condition?
    40:26
  20. 28.
    So Trump Has COVID
    31:13
  21. 29.
    What Does COVID Do to the Heart?
    42:48
  22. 30.
    How Bad Will Winter Get?
    33:44
  23. 31.
    Fires Outside, Virus Inside
    36:08
  24. 32.
    Is Faster Better?
    38:08
  25. 33.
    Herd Immunity is Not a Strategy
    43:44
  26. 34.
    Plasma and Immunity
    48:15
  27. 35.
    The Comedy and Tragedy of Virtual Live Events
    38:17
  28. 36.
    Millennials Are Buying COVID Cars
    41:34
  29. 37.
    This Episode Has Not Been Peer-Reviewed
    37:10
  30. 38.
    Birding Outside the Home
    26:10
  31. 39.
    The Tree Army
    17:11
  32. 40.
    'The Most Magical Place on Earth'
    21:48
  33. 41.
    How Immunity Works
    28:23
  34. 42.
    $600 a Week
    22:07
  35. 43.
    A New Definition of “Clean”
    23:57
  36. 44.
    CDC Data Goes Dark
    28:14
  37. 45.
    Is it Safe To Fly?
    17:15
  38. 46.
    Our Deadliest Pandemic Mistake
    26:40
  39. 47.
    What Will It Take To Get To Herd Immunity?
    20:14
  40. 48.
    The Sun Belt Spike
    28:07
  41. 49.
    The Stock Market is... Up?
    25:13
  42. 50.
    Why the World Can’t Reopen If Schools Can’t
    22:26

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