Coronavirus Outbreaks In Meat Processing Plants, Research Uses Psychedelics For Depression

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In spring, COVID-19 outbreaks in meat processing plants garnered a lot of attention. We talk with a reporter about what we do and don’t know about how the virus spread through the facilities. Then, we learn about research that is testing the ability to treat depression with the hallucinogenic drug psilocybin.

Featured in this Show

  • What We Know — And Don’t — About COVID-19 In Meatpacking Plants

    Information about COVID-19 outbreaks in meatpacking plants remains incomplete, as many have refrained from releasing their numbers. We talk to a reporter who’s been tracking the discrepancies.

  • Drug Trials Using Psychedelics To Treat Depression

    Scientists at a local nonprofit research organization are continuing with a drug trial for treating depression using psilocybin, the active chemical found in psychedelic mushrooms. A doctor with the Usona Institute joins us to share the latest details and discuss future plans.

Episode Credits

  • Kate Archer Kent Host
  • Laura Pavin Producer
  • Steven Potter Producer
  • Lee Rayburn Technical Director
  • Sky Chadde Guest
  • Charles Raison Guest