Problematic Public Perception Of The Coronavirus, State Of Wisconsin Working Report, Washington News

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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky., speaks with reporters after the Senate approved a nearly $500 billion coronavirus aid bill, Tuesday, April 21, 2020, on Capitol Hill in Washington. Patrick Semansky/AP Photo

A journalist who’s also written a book on epidemics talks with us about concern in the medical community around people worrying less about the very serious dangers of the coronavirus. Then a representative from COWS reviews the organization’s latest report on hardships facing American workers — who are also being impacted by a pandemic. And we talk to a White House reporter about some of the week’s top Washington news, including what’s happening with the Senate GOP’s opening plan for the next round of coronavirus relief legislation.

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Episode Credits

  • Rob Ferrett Host
  • Dean Knetter Producer
  • J. Carlisle Larsen Producer
  • Tim Peterson Producer
  • Reid Wilson Guest
  • Laura Dresser Guest
  • Toluse Olorunnipa Guest
  • Sarah Hopefl Technical Director

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