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Dr. Angela Rasmussen on Studying the Novel Coronavirus and Other Infectious Diseases

Dr. Angela Rasmussen on Studying the Novel Coronavirus and Other Infectious Diseases

This week on "The Tent," Daniella and Ed sit down with Dr. Angela Rasmussen to discuss how she studies infectious diseases such as COVID-19.

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Testing, testing, testing. Despite a plateau in the nation’s capacity to test the public for new COVID-19 cases, some governors have attempted to begin reopening their economies—a decision that could prove costly in the long run. Dr. Angela Rasmussen, a virologist with Columbia University, joins Daniella and Ed on the podcast this week to share her experience studying infectious diseases and explain how we test for new ones. She also dispels some of the dangerous myths surrounding COVID-19.

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