COVID-19 Modeling, Changing Advice On Masks, Week In Washington

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Dates of when the coronavirus will peak, and the numbers of predicted illnesses and deaths change frequently. We look at data modeling in a pandemic. We examine how advice on wearing masks has developed. And we hear about some top national news stories, including high-profile endorsements of Joe Biden.

Featured in this Show

  • The Science Of COVID-19 Modeling

    A leading model to chart the COVID-19 pandemic in the U.S. recently adjusted its projections to show fewer deaths and an earlier peak date. We talk with a professor who works on that model about how estimates are made and what people should take away from the results.

  • Understanding The Changing Guidance On Face Masks

    The American public didn’t use face masks widely from the start of the coronavirus outbreak in the U.S., but with a change in guidance from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention that may be starting to change. We’ll look at new reporting from WisContext that tells you what you need to know.

  • This Week In Washington – April 15, 2020

    Former Vice President Joe Biden picked up key endorsements from Sen. Bernie Sanders and former President Barack Obama this week. We talk with a White House reporter about this and some of Washington’s top stories.

Episode Credits

  • Rob Ferrett Host
  • Bill Martens Producer
  • Rachael Vasquez Producer
  • Tim Peterson Producer
  • Ali Mokdad Guest
  • Will Cushman Guest
  • Toluse Olorunnipa Guest

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