Listener mailbag on COVID-19

Nov 4, 2020 | Jennifer O'Hara | @jenohara | Comments (5)


Each week, the Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast shares the latest information on COVID-19. On today's episode, Dr. Gregory Poland, an infectious diseases expert and head of Mayo Clinic's Vaccine Research Group, answers listeners' coronavirus questions.

Dr. Poland discusses how to stay safe from the virus while exercising outdoors, whether temperature checks help screen for COVID-19, and how to deal with holiday travel and gatherings this year.

To practice safe social distancing during the COVID-19 pandemic, this interview was conducted using video conferencing. The sound and video quality are representative of the technology used.

Connect with others talking about the pandemic and supporting one another in the COVID-19 support group.

Dr. Poland has served as a consultant for Merck & Co. Inc., Medicago Inc., GlaxoSmithKline plc, Sanofi Pasteur, Emergent BioSolutions Inc., Dynavax Technologies Corp., Genentech Inc., Eli Lilly and Co., Kentucky BioProcessing Inc. and Genevant Sciences Corp., and Janssen Pharmaceuticals Inc. He is a paid scientific adviser for Johnson & Johnson. Honoraria: Elsevier.



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Can you send these notices just once a week? I tend to skip by multiples during my busy days…. Than you.


When does Mayo expect to have a saliva test for Covid-19?


Hello @maflynn777 and welcome to Mayo Clinic Connect! I am here to help with your request regarding notifications. Can you confirm for me if you want just once per week notifications for everything including discussions, groups, podcasts or just some?


I would like to receive daily or even more frequent notifications.


Hi @gaylekse ! You are all set for all notifications per your account settings.

Regarding your question on the saliva tests at Mayo Clinic, I found this article the mentions November as a target launch for at-home testing, however wasn't able to find a specific date:

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