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Jul 23 8:10am

COVID-19 update with Dr. Greg Poland

By Jennifer O'Hara, @jenohara

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On the Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast, Dr. Gregory Poland, an infectious diseases expert and head of Mayo Clinic’s Vaccine Research Group, covers the latest news on the COVID-19 pandemic.

Dr. Poland gives an update on progress towards a vaccine for COVID-19, discusses therapies for treating the virus and shares research on how effective face masks and physical distancing are in fighting the spread of the disease.

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I really appreciate Dr Poland’s factual yet calming take on this pandemic. Because of what I have heard from him and other experts in the field, I feel I can go about my life with relatively small risk. I am 79, live alone, try to walk three to five times per week, wear a mask in public at all times, and do my own grocery shopping. I shop quickly, rarely in a store more than 20 minutes. Wal Mart where I shop most now has a mandatory mask precaution for everyone entering the store.

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Thanks for informative podcast. What is your opinion regarding paper versus cloth masks? Thanks.

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@tenngrand

I really appreciate Dr Poland’s factual yet calming take on this pandemic. Because of what I have heard from him and other experts in the field, I feel I can go about my life with relatively small risk. I am 79, live alone, try to walk three to five times per week, wear a mask in public at all times, and do my own grocery shopping. I shop quickly, rarely in a store more than 20 minutes. Wal Mart where I shop most now has a mandatory mask precaution for everyone entering the store.

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You are absolutely doing the right thing. Good luc!

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Hi @billgebhardt, thanks for reporting that this video doesn't have closed captioning. Usually they do. I will find out why this one doesn't and see if we can upload a version with CC.

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