BOS Science

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Sound-Byte 1: Research Roundup COVID-19

May 15, 2020

Welcome listeners to the newest segment of BOS Science, called "Sound-Bytes"! For these episodes, each month I'll research, write, and present on a new hot topic in the field of science; all in the span of 20 minutes. What can I say, I'm smart, funny, AND efficient!

In today's episode, I'll be discussing a topic that has captured the entire world's attention; the COVID-19 pandemic. In just a few short months, this virus has spread to over 212 countries, generating more than 4.2 million cases and 280,000 deaths world wide. Luckily we have lots of wicked smaht people all across Boston who are working tireless to find ways to understand, detect, prevent, and treat the COVID-19 infection. From virus detecting face masks to anti-viral nose sprays, these scientists have come up with some amazing ways to help fight this disease.

It's not easy being stuck in quarantine, and not knowing what work is being done to get us out of quarantine, can be even more nerve racking. So take a minute, turn off Netflix, grab a drink (as if you don't already have one), and let me help ease some of your worries, by learning all about the amazing work being done in Boston to stop the COVID-19 pandemic. 

 

SOURCES:

Information on statistics, history, and biology of virus.

All articles about the research discussed in this episode, can be found linked in show notes above.