Now that we have social distancing policies and protocols in place, how long will it be before they can be relaxed?
JAX President Edison Liu joined Maine Calling on March 31 Liu to talk about his experience leading the response to the SARS epidemic in Singapore, what is needed in the national COVID-19 strategy, how Jackson Lab scientists are helping to combat the pandemic and more.
Social distancing, travel restrictions, shelter-in-place, and lockdowns are all blunt instruments in fighting a pandemic. But what if doctors could pinpoint who among the people with cough and fever have COVID-19, and even identify who are asymptomatic carriers of the virus?
Social distancing is proven to help protect you from getting the virus and becoming sick. But what is social distancing, why do we need it, and how can we do it right?
What is the difference between an epidemic and a pandemic? It’s all about scale.
Implementing social distancing can be done at the individual level which is focused on a person not catching COVID-19 or at a population level to slow the spread of the pandemic across large groups of people.
Dr. Liu talks scientifically about the origins of the virus that causes COVID-19. He also describes how a mouse model was developed to enable research into the disease.