Don't Touch Your Face

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 coronavirus pandemic and explore what it means for people’s everyday lives.... Show More

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April 1, 2020 21 min
Pandemic Lessons from Chernobyl’s Liquidators.
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March 31, 2020 13 min
How Authoritarian Leaders are Cracking Down on the Coronavirus—and Civil Liberties
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March 30, 2020 12 min
What the world can learn from Iceland’s strategy of widespread testing.
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March 27, 2020 15 min
A Look Ahead at a Year Without Sport.
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March 26, 2020 17 min
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?
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March 25, 2020 19 min
How early intervention helped the country of Georgia slow the spread of coronavirus.
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March 24, 2020 19 min
Islands have advantages during a pandemic—and some drawbacks.
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March 23, 2020 18 min
Why you should start preparing for a full lockdown.
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March 20, 2020 15 min
We look at the challenges of reporting on a fast-moving pandemic.
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March 19, 2020 18 min
It’s more than just the elderly and people with underlying conditions who are vulnerable.
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We look at how conspiracy theories have spread as fast as the coronavirus itself.
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March 17, 2020 18 min
We look at some practical ways to manage the stress and anxiety brought on by the coronavirus outbreak.
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March 16, 2020 16 min
We look at why opinion polls are showing a sharp partisan divide on the coronavirus.
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March 13, 2020 16 min
We look at how countries are using borders as their first line of defense
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March 12, 2020 19 min
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.
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March 11, 2020 18 min
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.
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In our first episode, James and Amy discuss the show's name, and James interviews global health expert Dr. Annie Sparrow.
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March 5, 2020 1 min
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 o...
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