Mar 25, 2020
4:00 PM
Originally published at In The Thick

Maria and Julio are joined by power couple husband and wife: ITT All-Star, Wajahat Ali, contributing Op-Ed writer with The New York Times and CNN commentator, and Dr. Sarah Kureshi, physician at Georgetown Family Medicine. They talk about the medical and economic impacts of COVID-19, how their family is approaching social distancing, and what we can do to play our part in containing this outbreak.

ITT Staff Picks:

  • Julio’s latest for The Washington Post about President Trump’s mishandling of the crisis and his inclination to blame immigrants.
  • How the Coronavirus Became an American Catastrophe, via The Atlantic.
  • As communities go into lockdown during the pandemic, the people most at risk for getting sick – because they must leave home to do their jobs – are largely people of color via The Washington Post.

Also, check out our engineer Leah Shaw’s latest single that closes out this episode here

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