Mask up Marquette II
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The panelists from Mask Up Marquette Episode 4 in Season 1 reconvene to review the current science on COVID-19 transmission and mask-wearing.  They discuss how masks are still effective in preventing transmission of the COVID-19 variants now circulating in the U.S, how winter affects viral transmission, and the importance of continuing to wear a mask even if you have been vaccinated. Though Americans are approaching the one-year anniversary of dealing with COVID-19, the panelists maintain that a mask still remains one of the best tools in containing this pandemic until enough people can be vaccinated. Participants include:

Dr. Paul Gasser - A biologist and neuroscientist in Biomedical Sciences who teaches biochemistry.

Mike Haischer (HSci ‘14) -  The research lab manager at the Athletic and Human Performance Research Center and a current PhD student in Exercise and Rehabilitation Science.

Dr. Laurieann Klockow - A virologist who teaches about microbiology, including a new class focused on understanding Covid-19.

Dr. Paula Papanek - A physiologist and Director of Graduate Studies for Clinical and Translational Rehabilitation Science and faculty member in the Department of Physical Therapy.

For more information on the podcast or the research being done at Marquette University, you can visit Marquette's COVID-19 research initiative here:

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Music is "Phase 2" by Xylo Ziko

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