Universal masking in healthcare, Exploring world events

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Dr. LouAnn Woodward, vice chancellor for health affairs and dean of the School of Medicine at the University of Mississippi Medical School, displays two of the acceptable N95 face masks that are included in the new COVID-19 policy, Friday, July 16, 2021, during a news conference in Jackson, Miss. Rogelio V. Solis/AP Photo

As hospitals and clinics roll back masking requirements, we explore the implications on public health, the health care workforce and the families of COVID victims. Then, we talk with the host of “The World,” about the most pressing developments across the globe.

Featured in this Show

  • A call to return to masking in health care facilities

    In recent months, hospitals have stopped requiring people to wear masks in their facilities. We speak with a pathologist who is among many health care workers calling for universal masking in medical facilities because of the risks facing workers and patients.

  • Roundup of world news

    Wisconsin Public Radio will soon broadcast “The World” — a daily global news show produced by WGBH in Boston and PRX. We will talk with host Marco Werman about recent segments, including the war in Ukraine and the election in Turkey. Tune in to “The World” at 2 pm Monday through Thursday starting on June 5.

Episode Credits

  • Kate Archer Kent Host
  • Joe Tarr Producer
  • Mackenzie Krumme Producer
  • Avery Lea Rogers Producer
  • A. Emily Ralph Technical Director
  • Dr. Kaitlin Sundling Guest
  • Marco Werman Guest

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