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A team of Northwestern scientists have come together from across disciplines to develop a COVID-19 antibody test designed for at-home use. Elizabeth McNally, MD, PhD, is part of the team working on this test to determine prior exposure to the virus.

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Although COVID-19 doesn’t necessarily discriminate, some communities are far more susceptible to the disease. People who are black or African-American are more likely to contract the virus – and to die from it. Clyde Yancy, MD, discusses reasons for these outcomes and the need to fully address health care disparities in America.

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While the world anxiously awaits a vaccine for COVID-19, some physicians on the front lines are trying new or repurposed therapies in an effort to help COVID patients. Benjamin Singer, MD, a Northwestern physician-scientist, discusses his experiences in the ICU during this time and his recently published letter warning against the use of unproven therapies.

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This is an update to the Jan. 28, 2020 episode about Northwestern microbiologist Karla Satchell’s effort to lead an investigation into the structure biology of the components of COVID-19. The goal is to ultimately understand how to stop it from replicating in human cells through a medication or vaccine.

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In mid-March, the early days of Chicago’s COVID-19 outbreak, older adults with multiple chronic conditions didn’t think the disease would affect them and reported not changing their behaviors, according to the results of a Northwestern Medicine study. Michael Wolf, PhD, who led this study, explains the results and how public health interventions are needed to protect vulnerable populations.

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In this episode we share a recent Northwestern Medical Grand Rounds presentation called: “COVID-19 An Update on the Current Situation” which was given at Northwestern Medicine on March 17, 2020 by Michael Ison, MD, professor of Medicine in the Division of Infectious Diseases and Professor of Surgery in the Division of Transplant Surgery at Northwestern.

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