The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention // CCO

Why Distributing A COVID-19 Vaccine Is Harder Than It Sounds

Pharmaceutical companies are scrambling to develop an effective COVID-19 vaccine and receive FDA approval. In the meantime, states are finalizing plans to distribute the vaccine — and overcome potential challenges.

Read More

America Amplified: Election 2020

This six-part, one-hour weekly radio talk show will air Sundays on WFYI from 3 to 4 p.m. from Oct. 11- Nov. 15.

Hilary Powell

At a time when they need her the most, Teshezia George says she’s forced to shutter her shelter doors. That leaves women who have fled domestic violence to sleep in unsafe spaces.

America Amplified: Election 2020 is a national talk show that will dive into the challegnes facing America before and after election day on November 3. This six-part, one-hour weekly radio talk show will air Sundays on WFYI from 3 to 4 p.m. from October 11- November 15. Learn more about Episode 3 below.

America Amplified: Election 2020 is a national talk show that will dive into the challegnes facing America before and after election day on November 3. This six-part, one-hour weekly radio talk show will air Sundays on WFYI from 3 to 4 p.m. from October 11- November 15. Learn more about Episode 2 below.

Winter Creates New Challenges To Slow COVID-19

Oct 26, 2020
Natalie Krebs / Side Effects Public Media

Parts of the Midwest have already seen snow, and with this winter weather comes an added layer of challenges for battling COVID-19. 

WFYI

Three of Central Indiana’s largest health systems want people to understand that racism is a public health crisis. And it's preventable.

In a joint statement, the leaders of Community Health Network, Eskenazi Health and Indiana University Health say they want to go on record in pledging to do more to end health disparities and inequity. 

Courtesy of Maria Duenas Lopez

Last of a four-part series. As we conclude our series on young activists, we meet Maria Duenas Lopez, a first generation Mexican-American who advocates for immigrants. Side Effects Public Media’s Darian Benson interviewed her about the importance of an inclusive democracy.  

You Can Now 'Check Out' The Flu Shot At Some Libraries

Oct 21, 2020

Between organizing stacks of books at her job, Nikki Johnson also serves after-school snacks and dishes out career counseling. This month, she adds immunizations to her lengthy to-do list.

America Amplified: Election 2020 is a national talk show that will dive into the challegnes facing America before and after election day on November 3. This six-part, one-hour weekly radio talk show will air Sundays on WFYI from 3 to 4 p.m. from October 11- November 15. Learn more about Episode 1 below. 

This episode of "America Amplified: Election 2020" explores what is dividing our country right now and what can be done to unite us. Guests include former mayor of Atlanta Shirley Franklin, Katherine Narvaez Mena, a DACA recipient, and Ben Barto, who sells Trump-related products in Wyoming.

Photo courtesy of AstraZeneca.

State health leaders are beginning to release their plans for distributing a COVID-19 vaccine — whenever one becomes available. 

Pages

Coronavirus: What You Need To Know

The new coronavirus and the disease it causes, COVID-19, have changed our lives in countless ways. Side Effects will explain the important medical issues, as well as their impact on the Midwest.

America Amplified

Side Effects is part of the America Amplified project, which aims to put people, not preconceived ideas, at the center of its reporting process.

Essential Voices

Front-line workers on the COVID-19 crisis

Slammed: Rural Health Care and COVID-19

Stories examining the effect of COVID-19 on rural health care.

Rust to Resilience

Stories highlighting what climate change means for Great Lakes cities.

Seeking A Cure: The Quest To Save Rural Hospitals

Across the country, many small rural hospitals are having financial problems. In less than a decade, more than a hundred have closed.

A Quiet Crisis

Side Effects examines what responsibility schools have in this fight, and what counselors, teachers and administrators are doing to address this quiet crisis.

Read More: Indiana News

Daily health news from public radio stations around the state.

Healthy In Any Language

Throughout 2019, Side Effects will examine the health care challenges that refugees and immigrants face in the U.S.