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COVID-19: What We Know Now

Dr. Angela Rasmussen, virologist at Columbia University, discusses how to protect yourself from COVID-19 if you're immunosuppressed, current testing issues, how handwashing helps, and myths around COVID-19.
Sep 17, 2020

Listen to the podcast to hear Dr. Angela Rasmussen explain:

  • where COVID-19 testing stands right now and what needs to happen to improve testing

  • some measures that people who are undergoing chemotherapy or other immunosuppressing treatments might take to protect themselves

  • how handwashing removes the COVID-19 virus membrane

  • some of the myths surrounding COVID-19 and why they’re untrue

About the guest
Angela Rasmussen, PhD

Dr. Angela Rasmussen is an associate research scientist in the Center for Infection and Immunity at Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health. Her research focuses on how hosts respond to infection by viruses in order to determine the severity of the infection and outcomes of the disease, as well as to look for new pathways to treat the disease and how to design vaccines. She is especially interested in newly emerging viruses, such as COVID-19.

— Last updated on June 29, 2022, 2:52 PM

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