Questions and Answers
May 27, 2020
You Asked: How Is COVID Affecting Meat Processing Workers?
Outbreaks at meat processing facilities have sickened workers and stalled production throughout the Midwest. Side Effects reporters Natalie Krebs (Iowa Public Radio) and Sebastin Martnez Valdivia (KBIA, Missouri), and Ohio Valley ReSource reporter Liam Niemeyer (WKMS, Kentucky) joined engagement specialist Brittani Howell on Facebook Live to talk about how the story has unfolded in their states.Read More
May 22, 2020
You Asked: How Do I Stay Safe From COVID As States Reopen?
We're continuing to answer questions about the coronavirus and COVID-19, and lately there have been a lot about states reopening. As that happens, how can you stay safe? And do the rules about masks, hand-washing and social distancing still apply?Read More
May 15, 2020
You Asked: How Do I Get Tested For COVID-19?
We're continuing to answer questions about the coronavirus and COVID-19, and the latest batch showed that there's still a lot of confusion about testing.Read More
May 14, 2020
You Asked How Faith Communities Are Preparing To Reopen. We've Got Answers.
Members of the Indiana 2020 Two-Way asked us how different places of worship and religious organizations are approaching reopening in-person services. So, Indiana Public Broadcasting and All IN went to work to answer some of those questions by gathering a panel of expertsRead More
April 30, 2020
You Asked What Indiana's Economic Reopen Might Look Like. We've Got Answers.
Members of the Indiana 2020 Two-Way asked us about what work might look like as Indiana slowly reopens sectors of the economy. So, Indiana Public Broadcasting and All IN went to work to find answers.Read More
April 30, 2020
The Voter Registration Deadline Is May 4. Here's What You Need To Vote In Indiana
Indiana residents must be registered to vote 29 days before each election. What do you need on Election Day? What do you need to register to vote? Can you vote if you're homeless?Read More
April 24, 2020
Getting Outside: Your Questions Answered
Parks have been one of the few places people can go during stay-at-home orders. WFYI and our reporting partners at IPB News and Side Effects Public Media received questions about city and state parks and how people are able to use them. We went looking for answers.Read More
April 22, 2020
You Asked: How Does COVID-19 Affect Pregnancy?
There isn't data to show if pregnant women are at higher risk for severe illness than non-pregnant people, and the CDC hasn't released specific guidelines if pregnant women shouldn't work in public-facing jobs during the pandemic.Read More
April 20, 2020
Can I Go For A Walk? Here's What A 'Stay-At-Home' Order Really Does
Gov. Eric Holcomb announced an extension of his "Stay-At-Home" order for Indiana Monday. While there are new restrictions across the state, there are a number of things you can do and businesses that can stay open.Read More
April 10, 2020
You Asked: Why Is COVID-19 Hitting African-Americans So Hard?
Indiana Public Broadcastings digital producer Lauren Chapman and reporter Justin Hicks recently joined Side Effects Public Medias Brittani Howell on Facebook Live to answer questions weve received about the new coronavirus and COVID-19.Read More
April 8, 2020
You Asked About Filing For Unemployment Insurance In Indiana. We'll Walk You Through It
Across the country, almost 17 million workers filed for unemployment benefits in the last three weeks due to COVID-19. That includes more than 300,000 people from Indiana.Read More
April 3, 2020
You Asked: How Does COVID-19 Compare To The Flu?
Throughout the year, Side Effects Public Media, Indiana Public Broadcasting and WFYI will ask Americans to share their questions about health issues, as part of the America Amplified: Election 2020 initiative.Read More
March 27, 2020
You Asked: Can Coronovirus Have Lasting Complications?
We're continuing to answer audience questions about the coronavirus and COVID-19. Here are the latest, on topics ranging from long-term complications to "essential" businesses that can stay open amid a "stay-home" order.Read More
March 20, 2020
You Asked: What Is The Coronavirus Incubation Period?
We continue to answer your questions about the coronavirus and the disease it causes, COVID-19 -- and there sure are plenty. That's to be expected as the nation convulses from unprecedented lockdowns, quarantines and other interruptions.Read More
March 15, 2020
You Asked: Can I Boost My Immunity To Coronavirus?
Side Effects has received many questions seeking medical information about the new coronavirus and the disease it causes: COVID-19. For answers, we turned to Tom Duszynski, an epidemiologist with the Richard M. Fairbanks School of Public Health at IUPUI, and Ram Yeleti, chief physician executive with Community Health Network.Read More