COVID-19 Effect On The Black Community, New Coronavirus Saliva Test

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A worker prepares a collection tube during COVID-19 tests for first responders.
A worker prepares a collection tube during COVID-19 tests for first responders, Thursday, Aug. 6, 2020, at Hialeah Fire Station #1, in Hialeah, Fla. Wilfredo Lee/AP Photo

We talk to a doctor about how racial disparities in healthcare are amplified by the coronavirus pandemic and what can be done about it. Then, we ask a UW-Madison researcher who’s part of a team that developed a new saliva sample test for COVID-19 about how they’re taking the spit test mobile and why.

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Episode Credits

  • Kate Archer Kent Host
  • Colleen Leahy Producer
  • Courtney Everett Producer
  • Lee Rayburn Technical Director
  • Dr. Dial Hewlett Guest
  • David O'Connor Guest

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