Ironweeds

37 - Curve-Stomping COVID19 ft. Karma

March 18, 2020

We’re blessed with a special guest this week, Karma, a masters student at Albany Med and microbiologist who is writing her thesis on pneumonic plague epidemics. We get into what we know so far about COVID19, our response to it, and what we might expect going forward. We also discuss the upsides and downsides of the digishitification of education through free online distribution of video lectures and course materials. For our wildflower, we bring you two signs of good fortune: Canada’s working on a vaccine, and an emergency hospital just closed in Wuhan.

 

Price Gouging Hand Sanitizer: 

(https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/14/technology/coronavirus-purell-wipes-amazon-sellers.html

 

Canadian Covid-19 Vaccine Candidate:

(https://globalnews.ca/news/6671901/coronavirus-canadian-company-covid-19-vaccine-candidate/)

 

Wuhan Medical Workers Celebrate Closing Emergency Hospital: (https://www.businessinsider.com/wuhan-medical-workers-remove-masks-after-last-temporary-hospital-closes-2020-3)