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Coronapod: What could falling COVID death rates mean for the pandemic?


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00:44 An increase in survival rates

The COVID-19 mortality rate is falling around the world. We discuss the reasons behind this – the role of new drugs, the treatment strategies the have been learned, or re-learned, and the ever-present worry that these hard won victories could be undone by rising infection rates.


News Feature: Why do COVID death rates seem to be falling?


10:53 More vaccine good news

This week, Moderna released preliminary results for its COVID-19 vaccine candidate, the third positive indication from a string of vaccine announcements. Although the full data are yet to be published, do these results give us more reasons to feel hopeful?


News: COVID vaccine excitement builds as Moderna reports third positive result


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 2020-11-19  16m