Preparing For The Next Pandemic With Lessons From This One, Mutual Aid Groups Growing

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A socially-distanced audience waits for the start of a rehearsal performance
A socially-distanced audience waits for the start of a rehearsal performance by the Antwerp Symphony Orchestra in Antwerp, Belgium in July, 2020. Virginia Mayo/AP Photo

We talk with an epidemiologist about how what we’ve learned so far in this pandemic can help us be better prepared for dealing with future outbreaks. Then we learn about how mutual aid groups have developed during the last year to meet community needs due to the pandemic.

Featured in this Show

  • Lessons For The Next Pandemic

    The risk of new infectious diseases and future pandemics is higher due to the root causes of climate change. An epidemiologist shares what we’ve learned from this pandemic — and what it will take to implement those lessons in the future.

  • The Rise Of Mutual Aid Groups During The Pandemic

    As the COVID-19 pandemic slowed the U.S. economy, there was a rise in the number of mutual aid groups established to meet the needs of people struggling in their communities. We talk to the founders of two Wisconsin-based mutual aid groups. And we speak with an expert about the role these organizations could play throughout the rest of the pandemic and beyond.

Episode Credits

  • Rob Ferrett Host
  • Michele Gerard Good Technical Director
  • Sarah Hopefl Technical Director
  • Colleen Leahy Producer
  • Dean Knetter Producer
  • J. Carlisle Larsen Producer
  • Laura Pavin Producer
  • Ajay Sethi Guest
  • Laurie Marks Guest
  • Paulo Delgado Guest
  • Amaad Rivera Guest

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