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The fact that humans are social creatures make it very easy for the novel coronavirus to hang out with all of its friends, too - and then with all of yours.

“We just want to be close to other people. Coronavirus wants to be close, too.”

What we can do to curb COVID-19’s most extroverted tendencies. Why one county is comfortable moving backwards in phases if it saves lives. And a conversation on law enforcement with United States Representative Pramila Jayapal.

Individual segments are available in our podcast stream or at www.kuow.org/record.

UW Epidemiologist Judith Malmgren

COVID-19 cases are spiking around the country, especially in younger people. Dr. Judith A. Malmgren, professor of epidemiology at the University of Washington, looks at the data and cuts through the noise.

Pierce County Health director Anthony Chen

Dr. Anthony Chen is Health Director for the Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department, and a man ahead of his time. This week Governor Inslee halted counties proceeding with a phased return to pre-pandemic activity, but Dr. Chen had implemented a halt in Pierce County last month. He spoke with Marcie Sillman about whether he’d be willing to backtrack if case counts continue to worsen.

Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal on international students, policing

The Trump administration announced, then abruptly rescinded, guidance that would have stripped international students of their visas as universities and colleges move online. United States Representative (and former international student) Pramila Jayapal pushed forcefully against the move, and spoke with Marcie Sillman about education and policing.