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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.

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.

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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.

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.

Duration:00:38:12

Dating During COVID-19

6/22/2020
How the pandemic is changing the way we meet people.

Duration:00:24:02

Pandemic within a Pandemic

6/15/2020
How the world may see more protests as lockdowns lift.

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.

Duration:00:29:57

Our Cities May Never Be the Same Again

6/1/2020
How the coronavirus could transform urban life

Duration:00:30:03

Corona and the Killer App

5/25/2020
How technology has made our pandemic lives better—and worse.

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 and...

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?

Duration:00:29:02

Sorry, Nature Isn’t Returning

5/4/2020
Why the environmental benefits of the lockdown are fleeting at best.

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.

Duration:00:28:48

The Way Out

4/20/2020
What needs to be done before the lockdowns can be lifted.

Duration:00:29:29

The Price We Pay

4/13/2020
Why the cure is still better than the disease.

Duration:00:31:40

Israel

4/6/2020
The Ultra-Orthodox Challenge Israel’s Coronavirus Response

Duration:00:14:50

The Airline Industry Crashes

4/3/2020
How Airlines are Responding to their Biggest Threat Yet.

Duration:00:17:03

Breakaway States and the Pandemic

4/2/2020
How Frozen Conflicts Could Become a Global Achilles Heel

Duration:00:17:08

Trauma

4/1/2020
Pandemic Lessons from Chernobyl’s Liquidators.

Duration:00:20:24

Autocrats

3/31/2020
How Authoritarian Leaders are Cracking Down on the Coronavirus—and Civil Liberties

Duration:00:13:02

Iceland

3/30/2020
What the world can learn from Iceland’s strategy of widespread testing.

Duration:00:11:17

Olympics Postponed

3/27/2020
A Look Ahead at a Year Without Sport.

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?

Duration:00:17:05