TWiV Special: SARS-CoV-2 epidemiology with Stephen Morse

March 18, 2020

Epidemiologist Stephen Morse joins Vincent to discuss epidemiology of SARS-CoV-2 and preparedness for the COVID-19 pandemic.

Hosts: Vincent Racaniello

Guest: Stephen Morse

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9 comments on “TWiV Special: SARS-CoV-2 epidemiology with Stephen Morse

  1. Cameron Rogers Mar 18, 2020

    Hi TWiV team,
    I know in Australia that we are not taking sufficient steps to control the spread of SARS-CoV-2. We are now in exponential growth with 568 cases and 6 deaths. The authorities are refusing to close schools even though we have had several schools with infections in them. After an infection is detected they will close a school for a day for cleaning and then reopen them again the next day. The government has suggested to limit gatherings, it is a limit of no more than 500 people, which I personally consider an insufficient measure. Considering the advanced warning that we have now had from multiple countries, we should be acting more proactively. Especially since in Australia this epidemic is going to coincide with our peak influenza season as we go into winter.

    Thanks for the great podcasts,

    • Bob Landers Mar 18, 2020

      Here in the USA most of the State of Emergency responses and Shelter in place orders for COVID-19 have been issued by Cities and States. States have ordered school districts and colleges to move their classes online recently in the past week.

  2. Rich Schoenbaum Mar 18, 2020

    Thank for the timely reports from people who know what the are talking about. Dr. Baric was excellent and I am looking
    forward to hearing Dr. Morse. The additional episodes are “above and beyond”!
    Thank You
    Rich Schoenbaum, DDS
    Culver City, CA

  3. Matthew Mar 18, 2020

    Love the whole show, but why don’t you upload the audio only podcasts to Youtube also? I listen to tons of audio only podcasts and lectures on Youtube on my Roku TV while working or going to sleep.

  4. Sofia Pinakidou Mar 20, 2020

    with 26 deaths/hour in Italy right now this does feel like the Spanish flu. I wonder how much worse a deadly pandemic flu strain could make it for some countries if it’s already this bad with the coronavirus
    also, why do we keep having outbreaks of Ebola in Africa? I ask this in terms of herd immunity (of course health systems and a vaccine do help) but can we expect people in DRC to achieve herd immunity against Ebola in the near future?
    thank you