Polling During A Pandemic, How Gatherings Contribute To Coronavirus Spread

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A sign at a polling place on the northside of Madison also contains information about social distancing and a "health alert"
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The coronavirus pandemic has affected many aspects of the 2020 election, including polling. We discuss this year’s polling variables with an expert. Then, as college campuses open and other large gatherings go forth as planned, we speak with an infectious disease doctor about the COVID-19 risks.

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  • Evaluating The Risk Of COVID-19 Spreading At Large Gatherings

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Episode Credits

  • Rob Ferrett Host
  • J. Carlisle Larsen Producer
  • Bill Martens Producer
  • Sarah Hopefl Technical Director
  • Harry Enten Guest
  • Dr. Mary Beth Graham Guest