All-day, every day, we are exposed to news stories about the dreaded COVID-19 (2019 Novel Coronavirus) Coronavirus. As a result, most people know about six-foot distancing, masks, and we can recite some of the unfortunate statistics by county, state, and nation. There has been a great deal of discussion among teachers, in school board meetings, among parents, and certainly among students about what we must do, what could happen, whether there is a vaccine around the bend, and more. However, most of us don't know much about viruses, about this particular virus, how viruses work, what we can reasonably expect from science and medicine, and whether this is an isolated incident. To answer those questions--keeping politics out of the discussion, we've invited several scientists to help us navigate current knowledge, history, beliefs, and the future. And so, this week, we welcome Tista Ghosh, MD, MPH, Senior Director of Impact Evaluation at Grand Rounds, and former Lieutenant-Commander in the United States Public Health Service; Glenn F. Rall, Ph.D., Professor and Chief Academic Officer for Fox Chase Cancer Center; and Steven Taffet, Ph.D., Professor of Microbiology and Immunology, SUNY Upstate Medical University.
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