The Coronavirus, or SARS-CoV-2 as it is actually named, has in a matter of months killed over 1,170 people and sickened over 70,000 others with a pneumonia-like disease called COVID-19 (coronavirus disease 2019). A lot of questions are being asked about how it can spread, what the research says and what this means for the rest of the world.
In this week's episode we talk about the basic biology behind SARs-CoV-2, we discuss recently published science about transmission dynamics, the reproduction value, incubation period and doubling time of the virus, and we end discussing China's response to the virus and the misplaced xenophobia people have during this time.
Emma and Rachel are the Steministas! In this episode, we'll be discussing the science that we do in our labs at UNC! We will tell you about how we got interested in science, why we decided to go to graduate school, and what we research. You can follow us on Instragram @steministas, Twitter @steministasunc, and Facebook @Steministas
Emma and Rachel are the Steministas! Our goal is to educate the public about science in the news by diving into the primary literature behind news articles.
In this week's episode we talk about the purpose of Steministas, how we approach reading primary literature and why we chose to migrate from YouTube to the podcasting sphere.
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