Don’t Touch Your Face

Don’t Touch Your Face: Generation Coronavirus


On this week’s episode: The pandemic will shape young people for decades to come.

High school and college students around the world have had to move their graduation celebrations online, but the pandemic’s impact on their lives is unlikely to end there. 

On this week’s episode, Don’t Touch Your Face hosts James Palmer and Amy Mackinnon look at how the coronavirus has changed the way we celebrate major life milestones and how the pandemic and ensuing financial crisis could have a profound impact on young generations for decades to come. 

They are joined by Ritwick Ghosh and Ann Bybee-Finley, who recently got married on Zoom, and Rainesford Stauffer, a writer from Kentucky who is writing a book on emerging adulthood in contemporary America. 

Further Reading

Millennials Don’t Stand a Chance,” The Atlantic 

Millennials were just starting to feel economically stable. Now we’re being hit with another recession.Vox

How the Pandemic Will End,” The Atlantic

About Don’t Touch Your Face:  On the last day of 2019, China reported an unusual outbreak in Wuhan, a port city with a population of 11 million. Within two months, the disease would spread to almost every continent on the globe and kill thousands of people. From Foreign Policy, a podcast about the extent of the COVID-19 contagion, the threat it poses, and what countries are doing to contain it. Join FP’s James Palmer and Amy Mackinnon as they track the spread of the virus and explore what it means for people’s everyday lives. Have a coronavirus question for us to explore? Email it to  See All Episodes

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