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On the last day of 2019, China reported an unusual outbreak in Wuhan, a port city with a population of 11 million. Within two months, the disease would spread to almost every continent on the globe and kill thousands of people.From Foreign Policy, a podcast about the extent of the COVID-19 contagion, the threat it poses, and what countries are doing to contain it. Join FP’s James Palmer and Amy Mackinnon as they track the spread of the coronavirus pandemic and explore what it means for people’s everyday lives. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

On the last day of 2019, China reported an unusual outbreak in Wuhan, a port city with a population of 11 million. Within two months, the disease would spread to almost every continent on the globe and kill thousands of people.From Foreign Policy, a podcast about the extent of the COVID-19 contagion, the threat it poses, and what countries are doing to contain it. Join FP’s James Palmer and Amy Mackinnon as they track the spread of the coronavirus pandemic and explore what it means for people’s everyday lives. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

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United States

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On the last day of 2019, China reported an unusual outbreak in Wuhan, a port city with a population of 11 million. Within two months, the disease would spread to almost every continent on the globe and kill thousands of people.From Foreign Policy, a podcast about the extent of the COVID-19 contagion, the threat it poses, and what countries are doing to contain it. Join FP’s James Palmer and Amy Mackinnon as they track the spread of the coronavirus pandemic and explore what it means for people’s everyday lives. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Language:

English


Episodes

What the AIDS Epidemic Tells us About COVID-19

6/29/2020
On our final episode (for now), we examine an older public health crisis and the lessons it offers. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Duration:00:38:12

Dating During COVID-19

6/22/2020
How the pandemic is changing the way we meet people. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Duration:00:24:02

Pandemic within a Pandemic

6/15/2020
How the world may see more protests as lockdowns lift. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Duration:00:26:57

The Southeast Asia Conundrum

6/8/2020
The infection numbers have been low but that hasn't stopped some leaders from using the pandemic to restrict freedoms. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Duration:00:29:57

Our Cities May Never Be the Same Again

6/1/2020
How the coronavirus could transform urban life See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Duration:00:30:03

Corona and the Killer App

5/25/2020
How technology has made our pandemic lives better—and worse. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Duration:00:31:37

Generation Coronavirus

5/18/2020
High school and college students around the world have had to move their graduation celebrations online, but the pandemic’s impact on their lives is unlikely to end there. On this week’s episode, Don’t Touch Your Face hosts James Palmer and Amy Mackinnon look at how the coronavirus has changed the way we celebrate major life milestones, and how the pandemic and ensuing financial crisis could have a profound impact on young generations for decades to come. They are joined by Ritwick Ghosh...

Duration:00:33:12

Would you volunteer to be infected with the coronavirus?

5/11/2020
'Challenge’ trials could speed up vaccine development, but at what cost? See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Duration:00:29:02

Sorry, Nature Isn’t Returning

5/4/2020
Why the environmental benefits of the lockdown are fleeting at best. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Duration:00:26:20

Women Leaders Are Flattening the Curve

4/27/2020
New Zealand and other countries lead by women have done better than most at responding to the pandemic. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Duration:00:28:48

The Way Out

4/20/2020
What needs to be done before the lockdowns can be lifted. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Duration:00:29:29

The Price We Pay

4/13/2020
Why the cure is still better than the disease. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Duration:00:31:40

Israel

4/6/2020
The Ultra-Orthodox Challenge Israel’s Coronavirus Response See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Duration:00:14:50

The Airline Industry Crashes

4/3/2020
How Airlines are Responding to their Biggest Threat Yet. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Duration:00:17:03

Breakaway States and the Pandemic

4/2/2020
How Frozen Conflicts Could Become a Global Achilles Heel See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Duration:00:17:08

Trauma

4/1/2020
Pandemic Lessons from Chernobyl’s Liquidators. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Duration:00:20:24

Autocrats

3/31/2020
How Authoritarian Leaders are Cracking Down on the Coronavirus—and Civil Liberties See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Duration:00:13:02

Iceland

3/30/2020
What the world can learn from Iceland’s strategy of widespread testing. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Duration:00:11:17

Olympics Postponed

3/27/2020
A Look Ahead at a Year Without Sport. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Duration:00:15:01

Refugee Camps

3/26/2020
What happens if the coronavirus hits the most vulnerable such as those in a Mexican refugee camp? Also what are the larger ramifications of Prince Charles contracting coronavirus? See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Duration:00:17:05