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episode 629: Coronavirus update, pandemic sitrep


Daniel Griffin provides a clinical update on COVID-19, including analysis of the dexamethasone trial, and then we discuss two Ebolavirus outbreaks in DRC, clinical and virological aspects of asymptomatic SARS-CoV-2 infections, age-dependent effects on transmission, and answer listener email.

Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Dickson Despommier, and Alan Dove

Guests: Daniel Griffin and Chuck Knirsch

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Links for this episode

  • Dexamethasone reduces COVID-19 deaths (U Oxford)
  • Assessment of asymptomatic COVID-19 (Nature Med)
  • Age-dependent effects on SARS-CoV-2 transmission (Nature Med)
  • Image credit
  • Letters read on TWiV 629
  • Timestamps by Jolene. Thanks!

Intro music is by Ronald Jenkees

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 2020-06-21  2h38m