Treating the Virus April 20, 2020

from Big Picture Science· ·

Treating the Virus It’s not like waiting for Godot, because he never arrived. A coronavirus vaccine will come. But it is still months away. Meanwhile, scientists are adding other weapons to our growing arsenal against this virus. The development of antibody tests, antibody cures, and antivirals offer hope that we can soon have the tools to battle those who’ve been sickened by the COVID-19 virus while we wait for the inoculation that will prevent it. Guests: * Deepta Bhattacharya – Immunologist at the University of Arizona whose lab is making a coronavirus antibody test. * Mark Denison Professor of …



Treating the Virus

It’s not like waiting for Godot, because he never arrived. A coronavirus vaccine will come. But it is still months away. Meanwhile, scientists are adding other weapons to our growing arsenal against this virus. The development of antibody tests, antibody cures, and antivirals offer hope that we can soon have the tools to battle those who’ve been sickened by the COVID-19 virus while we wait for the inoculation that will prevent it.

Guests:

  • Deepta Bhattacharya – Immunologist at the University of Arizona whose lab is making a coronavirus antibody test.
  • Mark Denison – Professor of pathology, microbiology, and immunology, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine