Scientists Work On COVID-19 Vaccine, Officials Debunk Coronavirus Myths, And A New Virus Emerges

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A series of vials for blood testing
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

We get an update from a UW-Madison researcher exploring how the new coronavirus works in order to develop a vaccine for it. Then, a journalist explains how local officials are debunking COVID-19 conspiracy theories. And we also learn about a new virus that just caused its first fatality in the state.

Featured in this Show

  • UW Research Into Potential COVID Vaccine, Flu Comparisons

    Researchers in Wisconsin are working to understand how the new coronavirus works. They’re also trying to develop a vaccine that could stem the spread of COVID-19. Our guest is a scientist who works on contagious diseases in the lab studying SARS-CoV-2 and influenza, among other diseases.

  • Local Leaders Fight COVID Conspiracy Theories

    Local officials in Wisconsin are on the front lines of debunking COVID-19 conspiracy theories. False information gains traction on social media, and local leaders have to convince people the rumors aren’t true. Our guest is a journalist working to detect and report on disinformation online.

  • Eastern Equine Encephalitis Virus Kills Wisconsin Resident

    The Wisconsin Department of Health Services announced the first human death in the state from Eastern Equine Encephalitis — a rare infection that’s spread to humans and other mammals from infected mosquitos. We learn more about the virus, its presence in the state and prevention methods.

Episode Credits

  • Kate Archer Kent Host
  • Kealey Bultena Producer
  • Laura Pavin Producer
  • Kealey Bultena Interviewer
  • Peter Halfmann Guest
  • Howard Hardee Guest
  • Dr. Kristen Bernard Guest
  • Lee Rayburn Technical Director