Front-Line Fight Against the Virus
Constant Wonder - Radio Archive, Episode 480
- May 19, 2020 6:00 pm
- 50:37 mins
A Bird’s-Eye View on the Pandemic in NYC Guest: Zack Taylor, filmmaker, “What a City of Eight Million Looks Like During a Pandemic” New York City has always been known as the city that never sleeps, but during the COVID-19 pandemic it has gotten a lot quieter. At least for most people. For front-line medical workers, it's anything but quiet. For them, the month of April felt like 9/11 every day. And yet, these professionals offer up heartfelt reasons that "there is no place \[they'd] rather be." See the documentary here. How Viruses Spread Guest: Brian Poole, Associate Professor, Microbiology and Molecular Biology, Brigham Young University Viruses have been with humanity for millennia. How do they work, and how can we combat them? Microbes Absorbing Pollution Guest: Ben Abbott, Assistant Professor, Plant and Wildlife Sciences, Brigham Young University We get a lot of bad news about the damage humans have done to the environment, but here's word about helpful microbes undoing some of the damage.