Experts available for stories on COVID-19

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As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to dominate the news, Augusta University’s experts are available to share timely, informative interviews on issues ranging from health care to the economy. Below are a few of the news topics to consider for your upcoming stories on the coronavirus.

Your top coronavirus questions answered

From shelter-in-place mandates to flattening the curve, AU Health’s Chief Medical Officer Dr. Phillip Coule is available to clarify COVID-19 terminology and answer the most asked coronavirus questions.

How to stay sane while sheltering in place

 With millions of Americans staying home to slow the spread of COVID-19, many might be feeling distraught due to prolonged confinement. To help regain a form of normalcy when your routine is disrupted, AU Health Psychiatrist Dr. Nagy Youssef is available to share advice on how not to go stir-crazy while stuck at home.

What matters more at the ballot box – money or health?

 Sen. Bernie Sanders suspended his presidential campaign on Wednesday, clearing former vice president Joe Biden to go head-to-head against President Donald Trump in November. How will the COVID-19 pandemic impact the campaign strategies of both candidates? When it comes time to vote, will Americans care more about the economy or health? Schedule an interview with Dr. Mary-Kate Lizotte, an expert in public opinion and political science professor in Augusta University’s Department of Social Sciences, to gain more insight into the race for the White House.

Teleconferencing and phone interview opportunities are available for these story ideas. Call 706-522-3023 to schedule an interview on any of these topics. Also, check out the Augusta University Expert Center to view a complete list of our experts.

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Danielle Harris

Danielle Harris is Senior Media Relations Coordinator at Augusta University. Contact her to schedule an interview on this topic or with one of our experts at 706-721-7511 or

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