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Don't Touch Your Face

English, Health / Medicine, 1 seasons, 33 episodes, 11 hours 59 minutes
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On the last day of 2019, China reported an unusual outbreak in Wuhan, a port city with a population of 11 million. Within two months, the disease would spread to almost every continent on the globe and kill thousands of people. From Foreign Policy, a podcast about the extent of the COVID-19 contagion, the threat it poses, and what countries are doing to contain it. Join FP’s James Palmer and Amy Mackinnon as they track the spread of the coronavirus pandemic and explore what it means for people’s everyday lives.
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What the AIDS Epidemic Tells us About COVID-19

On our final episode (for now), we examine an older public health crisis and the lessons it offers.  We want to hear from you! To fill out our 2021 listener survey, go to survey.fan/foreignpolicy.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
29/06/202038 minutes 58 seconds
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Dating During COVID-19

How the pandemic is changing the way we meet people. We want to hear from you! To fill out our 2021 listener survey, go to survey.fan/foreignpolicy.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
22/06/202024 minutes 47 seconds
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Pandemic within a Pandemic

How the world may see more protests as lockdowns lift. We want to hear from you! To fill out our 2021 listener survey, go to survey.fan/foreignpolicy.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
15/06/202027 minutes 43 seconds
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The Southeast Asia Conundrum

The infection numbers have been low but that hasn't stopped some leaders from using the pandemic to restrict freedoms. We want to hear from you! To fill out our 2021 listener survey, go to survey.fan/foreignpolicy.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
08/06/202030 minutes 42 seconds
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Our Cities May Never Be the Same Again

How the coronavirus could transform urban life. We want to hear from you! To fill out our 2021 listener survey, go to survey.fan/foreignpolicy.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
01/06/202030 minutes 48 seconds
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Corona and the Killer App

How technology has made our pandemic lives better—and worse. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
25/05/202032 minutes 22 seconds
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Generation Coronavirus

High school and college students around the world have had to move their graduation celebrations online, but the pandemic’s impact on their lives is unlikely to end there.  On this week’s episode, Don’t Touch Your Face hosts James Palmer and Amy Mackinnon look at how the coronavirus has changed the way we celebrate major life milestones, and how the pandemic and ensuing financial crisis could have a profound impact on young generations for decades to come.  They are joined by Ritwick Ghosh and Ann Bybee-Finley who recently got married on Zoom, and Rainesford Stauffer, a writer from Kentucky who is writing a book on emerging adulthood in contemporary America. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
18/05/202033 minutes 57 seconds
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Would you volunteer to be infected with the coronavirus?

'Challenge’ trials could speed up vaccine development, but at what cost? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/05/202029 minutes 47 seconds
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Sorry, Nature Isn’t Returning

Why the environmental benefits of the lockdown are fleeting at best. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
04/05/202027 minutes 5 seconds
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Women Leaders Are Flattening the Curve

New Zealand and other countries lead by women have done better than most at responding to the pandemic. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
27/04/202029 minutes 33 seconds
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The Way Out

What needs to be done before the lockdowns can be lifted. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
20/04/202030 minutes 15 seconds
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The Price We Pay

Why the cure is still better than the disease. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
13/04/202032 minutes 26 seconds
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Israel

The Ultra-Orthodox Challenge Israel’s Coronavirus Response Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
06/04/202015 minutes 36 seconds
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The Airline Industry Crashes

How Airlines are Responding to their Biggest Threat Yet. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
03/04/202017 minutes 48 seconds
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Breakaway States and the Pandemic

How Frozen Conflicts Could Become a Global Achilles Heel Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
02/04/202017 minutes 53 seconds
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Trauma

Pandemic Lessons from Chernobyl’s Liquidators. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
01/04/202021 minutes 9 seconds
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Autocrats

How Authoritarian Leaders are Cracking Down on the Coronavirus—and Civil Liberties Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
31/03/202013 minutes 47 seconds
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Iceland

What the world can learn from Iceland’s strategy of widespread testing. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
30/03/202012 minutes 2 seconds
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Olympics Postponed

A Look Ahead at a Year Without Sport. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
27/03/202015 minutes 46 seconds
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Refugee Camps

What happens if the coronavirus hits the most vulnerable such as those in a Mexican refugee camp? Also what are the larger ramifications of Prince Charles contracting coronavirus? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
26/03/202017 minutes 50 seconds
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An Unlikely Success Story

How early intervention helped the country of Georgia slow the spread of coronavirus. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
25/03/202019 minutes 36 seconds
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Islands

Islands have advantages during a pandemic—and some drawbacks. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
24/03/202019 minutes 4 seconds
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Lockdown

Why you should start preparing for a full lockdown. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
23/03/202018 minutes 35 seconds
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Media Coverage of the Coronavirus

We look at the challenges of reporting on a fast-moving pandemic. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
20/03/202015 minutes 20 seconds
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At Risk Groups

It’s more than just the elderly and people with underlying conditions who are vulnerable. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
19/03/202018 minutes 4 seconds
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Conspiracy Theories and Misinformation

We look at how conspiracy theories have spread as fast as the coronavirus itself. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
18/03/202018 minutes 55 seconds
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Managing Mental Health

We look at some practical ways to manage the stress and anxiety brought on by the coronavirus outbreak. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
17/03/202018 minutes 39 seconds
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Partisanship

We look at why opinion polls are showing a sharp partisan divide on the coronavirus. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
16/03/202016 minutes 4 seconds
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Biosecurity and Borders

We look at how countries are using borders as their first line of defense Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
13/03/202016 minutes 24 seconds
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Crunching the Numbers

On today’s podcast: We look at why some countries are reporting surprisingly low numbers of coronavirus cases. Don’t Touch Your Face hosts James Palmer and Amy Mackinnon are joined by Foreign Policy’s managing editor Ravi Agrawal, who previously served as CNN’s bureau chief and correspondent in New Delhi, to talk about India’s ability to respond to the pandemic. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/03/202019 minutes 19 seconds
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Surviving Self-Isolation

Foreign Policy’s James Palmer and Amy Mackinnon take a look at how to prepare for the prospect of self-isolation and they speak with journalist Lauren Teixeira, who has gone through two weeks of self-isolation not once, but twice. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/03/202018 minutes 54 seconds
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Why Global Problems Sometimes Require Local Solutions

In our first episode, James and Amy discuss the show's name, and James interviews global health expert Dr. Annie Sparrow. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/03/202017 minutes 49 seconds
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Trailer: Don't Touch Your Face

On the last day of 2019, China reported an unusual outbreak in Wuhan, a port city with a population of 11 million. Within two months, the disease would spread to almost every continent on the globe and kill thousands of people. From Foreign Policy, a podcast about the extent of the COVID-19 contagion, the threat it poses, and what countries are doing to contain it. Join FP’s James Palmer and Amy Mackinnon as they track the spread of the pandemic and explore what it means for people’s everyday lives. Coming March 10. Subscribe now. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
05/03/20202 minutes 20 seconds