Rochelle Walensky, MD, MPH of Harvard University discusses the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Recorded on July 8, 2020.
Topics discussed in this interview:
0:18 Has the situation in Boston improved?
0:49 Sensitivity of PCR testing
2:21 IgG, IgM, and serology testing
4:52 Droplets and aerosols in the transmission of SARS-CoV-2
7:27 Treatments and therapies for COVID-19
10:28 COVID-19 phenotypes
12:06 Therapies to prevent hospitalization
12:39 Interferon Alpha and Tocilizumab
14:50 Why are cases increasing in the US?
17:57 The role of young adults in preventing infections
19:54 Reopening K-12 schools
23:03 Reopening colleges and universities
25:52 Rural vs urban colleges
27:47 Influenza, flu vaccines, and the Fall
30:09 Who should get tested for COVID-19?
32:40 Herd Immunity and the Swedish Experiment
36:06 Genetic shift and mutation of the virus
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