This week we’re doing a special episode on Dat Rona aka the coronavirus or as its scientifically known -- SARS CoV 2. We decided to pull together and disseminate some Rona’ knowledge because we are all being bombarded with a lot of information that is often inconsistent and rapidly changing. We’ll give you a rundown of what Rona is, what we know about it genetically, and I’ll tell you about a vaccine being developed to combat the spread of the virus. Then we will have a Q&A session with Dr. Ashira Blazer, a medical professional currently working in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic.
Here are some questions we expect to cover:
1)What makes corona different from the flu ?
2)Why Black people aren't immune?
3)Why the spread is extremely dangerous for Black folks specifically?
4)How long are you contagious once you have contracted the virus?
5)Can you get infected with the virus twice?
6)How did it spread this fast and so quickly?
7)What a vaccine for the virus may look like?
8)What does it mean to be a carrier of the virus but not develop the disease?
9)Who gets a test?
10)Why do we need viruses to live?
Lastly, we’ll end with some affirmational vibes about humanity and the ecosystem of life.
PLEASE NOTE, WE WILL BE UPDATING THESE SHOW NOTES AS MORE INFORMATION COMES IN AND WILL POST REFERENCES WITH OUR TRANSCRIPT WITHIN THE NEXT WEEK.
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