Long COVID, How to make change in the world

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RN Sara Nystrom prepares to enter a patient's room in the COVID-19 Intensive Care Unit
Registered nurse Sara Nystrom, of Townshend, Vt., prepares to enter a patient’s room in the COVID-19 Intensive Care Unit at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, in Lebanon, N.H., Jan. 3, 2022. The omicron variant had caused a surge of new cases of COVID-19 in the U.S. and many hospitals were not only swamped with cases but severely shorthanded because of so many employees out with COVID-19. Steven Senne/AP Photo

A WPR reporter and a doctor join us to share the impact of long COVID on patients struggling to recover. Then, an author shares his research on how to make change in the world by breaking down barriers with those oppose it.

Featured in this Show

  • The enduring mysteries of long covid

    There are estimated to be millions of Americans living with long Covid, including nearly half a million Wisconsinites. We talk to a reporter about teenagers living with long Covid and a researcher working to find what causes the often-debilitating syndrome.

  • A guide to pushing back to change the status quo

    Our guest has research-based suggestions for becoming more effective agents of change, and breaking down walls between people with opposing views.

Episode Credits

  • Rob Ferrett Host
  • Lee Rayburn Technical Director
  • Colleen Leahy Producer
  • Tim Peterson Producer
  • Madeline Fox Guest
  • Dr. Jason Goldman Guest
  • Todd Kashdan Guest

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