Protecting Vulnerable Populations From Coronavirus, Remembering Brewers’ Opening Days, Public Health Vs Economy

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A homeless man sleeps in the doorway of an empty storefront
A homeless man sleeps in the doorway of an empty storefront as residents deal with the spread of coronavirus Saturday, March 21, 2020, in Denver. According to the World Health Organization, most people recover in about three to six weeks depending on the severity of the COVID-19 illness. David Zalubowski/AP Photo

We talk with a health justice advocate about how populations including people experiencing poverty can be protected from the coronavirus. Then we share stories of the Brewers’ Opening Days with a reporter. And we weigh how much damage to an economy is worth the attempt to protect public health.

Featured in this Show

  • How To Protect Vulnerable Populations During The Coronavirus Outbreak

    As many people and families are being told to shelter-in-place, many people in our community could still be hit particularly hard by the COVID-19 outbreak. We talk to a health justice advocate and legal expert about how governments should protect vulnerable communities during this pandemic.

  • What Are Your Favorite Opening Day Memories?

    The Milwaukee Brewers were supposed to host Opening Day against the Chicago Cubs on Thursday, but the game has been postponed due the COVID-19 outbreak. We look back at the greatest Opening Days in Brewers history and invite you to share your favorite memories.

  • Balancing Public Health With Economic Well-Being

    At what point do social distancing and stay-at-home orders become more damaging than the new coronavirus itself? We look at the challenges of balancing public health with our economic well-being.

Episode Credits

  • Rob Ferrett Host
  • J. Carlisle Larsen Producer
  • Bill Martens Producer
  • Emily A. Benfer Guest
  • Tom Haudricourt Guest
  • Susan Matthews Guest

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