COVID Curiosities July 13, 2020

from Big Picture Science· ·

COVID Curiosities Some dogs and cats have become sick with COVID. But it’s not just domestic critters that are vulnerable: zoo animals have fallen ill too. There’s more strange news about the pandemic, for example scientists who track the coronavirus in our sewage, and computer models that show that flushing the toilet can launch persistent, pathogenic plumes into the room. And scientists have warned the WHO that infectious virus remains airborne. Also, how a shortage of glass vials could delay the deployment of a vaccine. Guests: * Yvette Johnson-Walker - Epidemiologist at the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine, …



COVID Curiosities

Some dogs and cats have become sick with COVID. But it’s not just domestic critters that are vulnerable: zoo animals have fallen ill too. There’s more strange news about the pandemic, for example scientists who track the coronavirus in our sewage, and computer models that show that flushing the toilet can launch persistent, pathogenic plumes into the room. And scientists have warned the WHO that infectious virus remains airborne. Also, how a shortage of glass vials could delay the deployment of a vaccine.

Guests:

  • Yvette Johnson-Walker - Epidemiologist at the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine, and affiliate faculty with the University of Chicago Illinois School of Public Health.
  • Rolf Halden - Professor and Director of the Biodesign Center for Environmental Health Engineering at Arizona State University.
  • Bryan Bzdek - Chemist, School of Chemistry, University of Bristol, U.K.
  • Megan Molteni - Staff writer, “Wired.”