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Michigan Minds brings to life the breadth and depth of faculty expertise at the University of Michigan. This series features quick yet informative analysis that provides unique perspectives on today’s top issues. U-M faculty are among the world’s leading researchers and teachers across all disciplines. Michigan Minds taps that thought leadership and shares this expertise with the world.
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Michigan Minds brings to life the breadth and depth of faculty expertise at the University of Michigan. This series features quick yet informative analysis that provides unique perspectives on today’s top issues. U-M faculty are among the world’s leading researchers and teachers across all disciplines. Michigan Minds taps that thought leadership and shares this expertise with the world.
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    COVID-19 SERIES: The Role That Masks Play in Keeping Communities Safe

    COVID-19 SERIES: The Role That Masks Play in Keeping Communities Safe

    As part of a special series that focuses on the COVID-19 pandemic, Amanda Valyko joins Michigan Minds to discuss the delta variant, the reason for masks amongst people who are vaccinated, and tips for how people can analyze a situation to determine if they should wear a mask. Valyko is the Director of Infection Prevention and Epidemiology at Michigan Medicine. Her work focuses on quality improvement related to preventing infections and ways in which implementation can be used to try to reduce infections.
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    • 11 min
    COVID-19 SERIES: Navigating Back-to-School Amid the Delta Surge

    COVID-19 SERIES: Navigating Back-to-School Amid the Delta Surge

    As part of a special series that focuses on the COVID-19 pandemic , Alison Tribble, MD, joins Michigan Minds to discuss how children in particular are affected by masking, vaccines, and the delta variant. Tribble is an assistant professor of pediatrics in the division of pediatric infectious diseases at CS Mott Children’s Hospital. She is also the medical director of the Pediatric Antimicrobial Stewardship Program (ASP), a hospital program that works to optimize antimicrobial use throughout Mott to improve outcomes from infections and to minimize the negative impact of antibiotics. 
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    • 16 min
    COVID-19 SERIES: Discovery of Drug Therapies that Kill SARS-CoV-2 in Cells

    COVID-19 SERIES: Discovery of Drug Therapies that Kill SARS-CoV-2 in Cells

    Getting vaccinated is  the best way to prevent COVID-19 infection, but what about a therapy for those who do get infected? For 18 months, researchers from around the world have been seeking ways to treat the SARS-CoV-2 virus that causes COVID-19. ow, according to a groundbreaking study from University of Michigan researchers, there are several drug contenders already in use for other treatments that could be the next therapy to reduce or kill SARS-CoV-2 infections. 
    Assistant professor of internal medicine and of medicinal chemistry Jonathan Sexton, PhD, senior author on the study, joined Michigan Minds to explain the process of testing FDA-approved drugs, the findings and what they mean for treating the virus, and how drug therapies could help combat the epidemic.


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    COVID-19 SERIES: Benefits of a Vaccine Booster Shot for Immunocompromised Patients

    COVID-19 SERIES: Benefits of a Vaccine Booster Shot for Immunocompromised Patients

    Jonathan Golob, MD, PhD, joins Michigan Minds as part of a special series that focuses on the COVID-19 pandemic. Golob discusses what being immunocompromised means, the challenges that people with weakened immune systems face, and the benefits of a third vaccine dose for this group. 
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    COVID-19 SERIES: Mutation Rates and Mitigation Measures

    COVID-19 SERIES: Mutation Rates and Mitigation Measures

    How does the SARS-CoV-2 virus mutate? How have vaccines helped overcome challenges to controlling the virus? Michigan Medicine infectious disease specialist Adam Lauring, MD, PhD, joined Michigan Minds for an episode of its special series on COVID-19 to discuss RNA viruses, mutation rates, and mitigation measures. 
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    • 15 min
    COVID-19 SERIES: Kids, the Delta Variant, and Back to School

    COVID-19 SERIES: Kids, the Delta Variant, and Back to School

    As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, many families have questions and concerns about sending their children back to school and are wondering how this academic year will differ from last year in regard to the virus. 
    Jon Zelner, PhD, assistant professor of epidemiology at the U-M School of Public Health, says the biggest change from last year is the availability of vaccinations. He joined the Michigan Minds podcast for a special series on the COVID-19 pandemic to discuss what we know about the virus, the concerns the delta variant is causing, and the ability of schools to hold in-person classes safely.

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