Welcome to Coronavirus Insights & Updates, a new call-in series, allowing you to get closer to the stories, and hear the latest developments from our experts.
In the latest talk, the Globe’s science reporter Ivan Semeniuk discussed what scientists are focused on today, including:
- How mathematicians and epidemiologists are trying to predict the course of the pandemic and assess how effective social distancing measures are at flattening the curve.
- What scientists are learning about the origins and biological properties of the virus that would help stop it and also prevent future outbreaks.
- The current state of efforts to develop vaccines to prevent infection and effective therapies for those who have already been infected
- Various tech innovations aimed at improving our ability to track cases, test the population for immunity and maximize the resources needed to treat severe cases.
Editor-in-Chief David Walmsley and Deputy National Editor Nicole MacIntyre also shared behind the scenes details about how The Globe and Mail is covering the pandemic remotely.
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