Coronapod: Ramping up responses
Benjamin Thompson, Noah Baker, and Amy Maxmen discuss the latest on the British response, and what low- and middle-income countries have done to prepare for the pandemic.
In this episode:
01:33 Testing in the UK
This week, the UK health secretary announced plans to further ramp up testing for COVID-19, with the aim of preforming 100,000 tests a day in England by the end of April. We discuss these plans and why testing remains a key weapon in the fight against the virus.
11:37 Pandemic preparation in poorer countries
COVID-19 cases have started to be reported in many low- and middle-income countries. We hear how a few of these nations are preparing and what might happen if these efforts fail.
26:43 One good thing this week
As our hosts end another week of working from home, they pick out things they’ve seen that have made them smile in the last 7 days.
28:54 The effect of the COVID-19 outbreak on research animals
With stay-at-home orders in effect in many parts of the world, scientists are making difficult decisions to safeguard the welfare of their lab animals. We hear from one researcher who plans to care for his fruit flies at home, and another who has had to euthanize many of the mouse colonies used in his institution’s research.
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