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Dr. Atul Gawande in 2017 (Courtesy Bret Hartman/TED Conference via Flickr)
Dr. Atul Gawande in 2017 (Courtesy Bret Hartman/TED Conference via Flickr)

You've heard it from your mother, your doctor, the governor and the president of the United States: Wash your hands! But it was Dr. Atul Gawande whose research instituted that policy at hospitals around the country — and infection rates plummeted.

Now, Gawande (@Atul_Gawande) joins host Robin Young to discuss COVID-19, how to flatten the curve, and above all, how to protect healthcare workers.

This segment aired on April 1, 2020.

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