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A weekly explainer on the coronavirus and its ripple effects with science journalist Bonnie Petrie from Texas Public Radio.

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A weekly explainer on the coronavirus and its ripple effects with science journalist Bonnie Petrie from Texas Public Radio.

    Small And Rural Cities Reaching Hospital Capacity Could Cause Another COVID-19 Surge

    Small And Rural Cities Reaching Hospital Capacity Could Cause Another COVID-19 Surge

    COVID-19 numbers across Texas and country are now being driven by areas outside the big population centers. What might that mean for the coming months?

    • 46 min
    Trump's FDA Commissioner Discusses COVID-19 Vaccine, Tensions With The President

    Trump's FDA Commissioner Discusses COVID-19 Vaccine, Tensions With The President

    On this week’s Side Dish featuring extended interviews, Host Bonnie Petrie goes one-on-one with FDA Commissioner Dr. Stephen Hahn.

    • 23 min
    Outbreaks And Open Campuses: Are Universities Able To Manage COVID-19?

    Outbreaks And Open Campuses: Are Universities Able To Manage COVID-19?

    On this week’s Petrie Dish, we take a look at what universities are doing to accommodate COVID-19, how students are responding and how local communities are affected.

    • 51 min
    Two People Who Lost Parents To COVID-19 Are Advocating For Other Grieving Families

    Two People Who Lost Parents To COVID-19 Are Advocating For Other Grieving Families

    On this week's episode of “Side Dish,” TPR Bioscience Medicine reporter Bonnie Petrie speaks with Kristin Urquiza and Fiana Garza Tulip, each of whom lost a parent to COVID-19.

    • 20 min
    FLUVID: Flattening The Flu Curve During A Coronavirus Pandemic

    FLUVID: Flattening The Flu Curve During A Coronavirus Pandemic

    The worst time of the year for viruses is at our doorstep. During the winter there are surges in adenoviruses, respiratory syncytial viruses —  more commonly known as RSV — mild coronaviruses that cause colds, basically all the cold and flu-like illnesses you’d expect when the weather turns cold. And, of course, the actual flu, which can be an efficient killer in its own right.

    • 40 min
    The Impact Of Hurricane Laura Overflowed In States Already Facing COVID-19 Disasters

    The Impact Of Hurricane Laura Overflowed In States Already Facing COVID-19 Disasters

    On this week’s Petrie Dish, we explore what happened in Louisiana and Southeast Texas when Hurricane Laura landed — and what other hurricane hotspots like Florida, Alabama and Mississippi can learn from the deadly storm.  

    • 45 min

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What an interesting, well-researched, easily understandable series. Thankyou for broadening our understanding of such a complex virus. We ultimately know so little of the effects that can wreak such havoc globally.

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Compelling story and wonderful presentation.

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