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S1E16: Dr. Keith Gagnon - The Nation's Mutation, a U.S. Variant

Feb. 23, 2021

This is our final interview for Season 1 and it's our biggest one to date: we got a chance to interview Dr. Keith Gagnon, an associate professor of chemistry and biochemistry at SIU whose lab has uncovered a U.S.-specific co…

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S1E15: Harriet - "Look for the Helpers"

Feb. 16, 2021

We can all agree we're in need of a feel-good story right now, so meet Harriet! She has been dedicating her time and energy to helping elderly people navigate the world of technology so they can receive the vaccine. "Anybody…

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S1E14: Erik - "A Deployed Doctor Comes Home to Covid"

Feb. 9, 2021

This week we got to interview Dr. Erik, an anesthesiologist who was deployed in the Middle East when the pandemic broke out last March. His deployment had already come to a close but he was detained for a few more weeks befo…

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S1E13: Louis - “Shoot Me Up Bruh”, A Pfizer Vaccine Trial Story

Feb. 2, 2021

After months of devastating loss, Louis said "fuck it" (literally) and enrolled himself in the Pfizer vaccine trial. Louis, a self-described "big ol' meat shield," was more than happy to take this risk, especially because he…

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S1E12: Maria - "An American Hospitalized in London"

Jan. 26, 2021

Last March Maria spent nineteen days in the hospital with COVID-induced double pneumonia. Can you even imagine? From the CPAP machine to rash and bed rest, she experienced the full gamut. We are so lucky she lived to tell th…