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PODCAST-19: FiveThirtyEight on the Novel Coronavirus
May 1, 2020
Are Coronavirus Antibody Tests Reliable?
Play • 31 min
And why are some young people getting so sick? Find out on FiveThirtyEight's new COVID-19 podcast.
More episodes from PODCAST-19: FiveThirtyEight on the Novel Coronavirus
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How To Make Sure Your Kid Isn't A Superspreader
Kids can't get a COVID-19 vaccination yet, but they're unlikely to develop serious complications from the disease. But they can still be vectors to spread COVID-19 to others who are likely to get very sick. On this week's episode, we look into how big of a risk unvaccinated kids pose to society, and what parents should keep in mind.
Apr 28, 2021
You Might Have Given The Coronavirus To Your Cat
We've learned time and again that animals can give diseases to humans. We've seen this happen with coronaviruses, the flu, Ebola -- basically most major disease outbreaks in recent memory. But, of course, the reverse is true too: Humans can give viruses, including the novel coronavirus, to animals. FiveThirtyEight’s senior science writer Maggie Koerth wrote about this on the site earlier this week, and she joined PODCAST-19, FiveThirtyEight’s coronavirus podcast, to discuss her work further.
Apr 22, 2021
What A Donated Vaccine Can Do
The United States has a surplus of COVID-19 vaccines — more than enough to vaccinate every adult. Poor countries, however, are still struggling to secure doses. Should those vaccines be sent to countries in need? If not, who will do the sending? And should rich countries profit off the exchange?