Coronavirus

Saturday morning at 8am on WCLK's The Local Take I continued my conversations with faith leaders to share with us words of wisdom about Faith in a Pandemic.  This week I spoke with Rabbi Steve Lebow, the faith leader at Temple Kol Emeth in Cobb County. Rabbi Lebow explains that the only choice is to have faith.  He speaks about everyday faith being our spiritual core.  He also speaks about the pandemic of fear being stronger than the COVID-19 pandemic.

Last week I had an opportunity to speak with Dr. Ted Ross the Director of the Center for Vaccines and Immunology at the University of Georgia in Athens. His team is working on a COVID-19 vaccine.  I start by asking him to refresh our memories of high school biology and tell us exactly what is a vaccine?

He explains that the "pathogen" in the vaccine is not the whole virus, it's not able to replicate it only boost your immunity allowing your body to fight off the effects of the whole virus. 

During this time of global crisis prompted by the coronavirus, the African American Film Critics Association (AAFCA) has compiled multiple lists of recommended streaming titles for both children and adults to help people pass the time.

“These titles are a combination of series, documentaries and feature films, classic and contemporary, that cover the landscape of entertainment content. Our goal is to hopefully help lower the stress threshold and we are committed to recommending titles every week for as long as the crisis persists,” said AAFCA CEO Gil Robertson.

Saturday morning at 8am on WCLK's The Local Take we discussed the Coronavirus Pandemic with Dr. Elizabeth Ford, District Health Director and CEO of the DeKalb County Board of Health.  I started our conversation by asking Dr. Ford about our new normal and to provide us with a definition of "hunkering down" and "social distancing."  She mentions that it is more like "physical" distancing. Everyone is “quarantine-ning” if they are asymptomatic. If you have symptoms you should isolate yourself. 

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