Hobbies History, Understanding The Difference In Reporting Influenza Versus COVID-19 Cases

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We discuss the backstory on hobbies, where they came from, and what people are spending their free time doing today, with a historian. Then a public health expert joins us to explain the importance of knowing the difference between how cases of COVID-19 and the flu are reported.

Featured in this Show

  • The History Of Hobbies

    Hobbies have historically been a luxury, for people with extra time not spent on trying to scrape by or get the next meal on the table. We talk with a historian about how hobbies went from extraordinary to ordinary, and we hear about what hobbies you might be working on at this time.

  • COVID-19 And The Flu: How To Compare Cases Of These Illnesses

    Both influenza and COVID-19 are dangerous and potentially deadly illnesses. But the way these diseases are recorded is very different, with public health officials counting every case of COVID-19, and the flu recorded as an estimate. As the number of COVID-19 cases grows in the United States, we talk to a public health expert about how the numbers are gathered and what we can learn.

Episode Credits

  • Rob Ferrett Host
  • Natalie Guyette Producer
  • J. Carlisle Larsen Producer
  • Amanda Foreman Guest
  • Dr. Jonathan Temte Guest

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