Coronavirus: Face Mask Guidance, How Hospitals Are Holding Up

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Man wearing mask loads food into SUV
A man wearing a mask loads a box of food into the back of an SUV in Savannah, Ga., as jobless workers lined up in their cars at a drive-thru food bank on Thursday, April 16, 2020. Savannah business leaders and a local charity arranged the drive-thru food bank to help hospitality industry workers left jobless as the coronavirus has virtually shut down Savannah’s $3 billion tourism economy. Russ Bynum/AP Photo

We look at why health officials now recommend people wear face coverings in public, after they initially discouraged it. Then, we discuss how Wisconsin’s hospitals are faring as they care for more COVID-19 patients.

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Episode Credits

  • Kate Archer Kent Host
  • Joe Tarr Producer
  • Keegan Kyle Producer
  • Lee Rayburn Technical Director
  • Will Cushman Guest
  • Dr. Mark Kaufman Guest