A photo of a COVID-19 vaccination card.

The Tension Between Public Health and Individual Liberty

Over the course of the pandemic, it’s been virtually impossible to find the right balance between respecting Americans’ personal freedoms and the need to sacrifice those freedoms for public health. Ed Yong received a Pulitzer Prize for his Covid coverage in The Atlantic, and he joins host Krys Boyd to talk about how the pandemic is forcing the CDC to rethink its mission as it struggles to protect the greater good in an era of unchecked individualism. His most recent article is “The Fundamental Question of the Pandemic Is Shifting.”