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Experiencing COVID-19: We Discuss Testing, Symptoms, Treatment, Recovery & Immunity


We talk with an infectious disease doctor as well as Mainers who have experienced what it’s like to have COVID-19, and what the process of testing and recovery are like. We’ll also learn more about vaccines, immunity and antibody testing.


Dr. Herb Cushing, chief medical officer, Spectrum Health Care Partners; background in infectious disease

Jennifer Bailey, asylum program director, Immigrant Legal Advocacy Project; had COVID-19 recently

Jamie Wagner, husband of Jennifer Bailey; immigration lawyer; experienced COVID-19 symptoms 

Ericka Dodge, communications manager, Hannaford Supermarkets; had COVID-19 and is recovering


Cindy helps produce Maine Public's live call-in show Maine Calling, and sometimes hosts the show—as well as the All Books Considered Book Club. Her first foray into journalism after graduating from Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism was to intern with CNN in China in the wake of the Tiananmen Square massacre. She then worked in print journalism over the decades, as a factchecker, writer and editor, with publications ranging from the Los Angeles Times Magazine to the magazine of the National Zoo to a food trends magazine.