Petrie Dish A weekly explainer on the coronavirus and its ripple effects with science journalist Bonnie Petrie from Texas Public Radio. Email us your questions about the virus, or tell us how you're doing: Petriedish@tpr.org
Petrie Dish

Petrie Dish

From Texas Public Radio

A weekly explainer on the coronavirus and its ripple effects with science journalist Bonnie Petrie from Texas Public Radio. Email us your questions about the virus, or tell us how you're doing: Petriedish@tpr.org

Most Recent Episodes

Pregnancy During A Pandemic Is Scary — The Delta Variant Is Making It Worse

COVID-19 and pregnancy are not a good mix. In this episode of Petrie Dish, Bonnie Petrie explores the risks associated with getting COVID during pregnancy and why doctors are recommending that people who are pregnant get a COVID vaccine.

Pregnancy During A Pandemic Is Scary — The Delta Variant Is Making It Worse

Going Back To School Safely During The Delta Surge

In this episode of Petrie Dish, a pediatric infectious diseases doctor outlines steps those who are around unvaccinated children can take to keep them safe.

South Texas ICU Doctor Says COVID Numbers Are 'Trending In The Wrong Direction'

In this week's Petrie Dish, we follow up with Hidalgo County's health authority about the increasing number of coronavirus cases and hospitalizations in the area.

South Texas ICU Doctor Says COVID Numbers Are 'Trending In The Wrong Direction'

'A Pandemic Within A Pandemic': Expert Urges People To Get Vaccine To Combat New Delta Variant

An increasing number of cases of the delta variant in the United States has many experts urging caution.

'A Pandemic Within A Pandemic': Expert Urges People To Get Vaccine To Combat New Delta Variant

An Expert Answers Teens' Questions About The Pfizer Vaccine

The director of the Centers for Disease Control urged adolescents aged 12 and up to get vaccinated against COVID-19 after a recent increase in COVID hospitalizations for that age group. Many adolescents have questions about the vaccine. Petrie Dish asked an expert for the answers.

The State Of The Pandemic

As of May 13, nearly 120 million Americans are fully vaccinated, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released new guidance saying anyone who is fully vaccinated can take off their masks in most situations, outside and inside.For many in the United States it can feel like the pandemic is over, but many people across the country remain unvaccinated and COVID surges are still happening across the globe. This week's Petrie Dish takes a look at the state of the pandemic.

One In A Million: What You Need To Know About The Johnson & Johnson Vaccine Pause

The Food and Drug Administration and the Centers for Disease Control have asked vaccine administrators to stop using the Johnson & Johnson one-dose COVID-19 vaccine. The federal agencies called for this pause after six women experienced dangerous blood clots after getting the J&J shot. Dr. Ruth Berggren is an infectious diseases doctor and the director of the Center for Medical Humanities and Ethics at UT Health San Antonio. She says this recommended pause is appropriate, but stresses that the reports of blood clots in those who've received the J&J shot are exceedingly rare.

One In A Million: What You Need To Know About The Johnson & Johnson Vaccine Pause

How Can We Help Children Recover From The Trauma Of The Pandemic?

The pandemic has not been easy on children. TPR's Bonnie Petrie spoke with a renowned pediatrician about how to help them overcome the individual and collective trauma of the last year.

One Year Later: Postcards From The Pandemic

People who've been working on the front lines of the pandemic reflect on the one year milestone and the loss of 500,000 Americans.

'Petrie Dish' Host Receives COVID-19 Vaccine, But Why Are Other Texans Missing Out?

This week's Petrie Dish is personal: Host Bonnie Petrie receives her first dose of the COVID-19 Pfizer vaccine.

'Petrie Dish' Host Receives COVID-19 Vaccine, But Why Are Other Texans Missing Out?