Podcast: Infectious diseases expert on the current state of the novel coronavirus

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A new podcast about work involving the novel coronavirus and COVID-19 launches today. We highlight some of the heroic efforts in research and patient care underway on the Washington University Medical Campus.

Shortly after a novel coronavirus first appeared in China in late 2019, researchers, doctors and staff at the School of Medicine began preparing for the possibility of an outbreak.

Dressed in a suit and tie, Lawrence presents in front of a green and blue slide depicting the Ebola virusJERRY NAUNHEIM JR.
Steven J. Lawrence, MD, advises physicians on the safe management of Ebola patients at a continuing medical education session in 2014. Lawrence is an expert on infectious diseases, public health and emergency preparedness.

In this episode, Steven J. Lawrence, MD, an associate professor of medicine in the Division of Infectious Diseases, discusses the disease, the medical community’s response to it, and what we might expect moving forward locally, nationally and around the world. Lawrence is an expert in public health and infectious disease, and emergency preparedness is one of his primary interests.

The podcast, called “Show Me the Science,” is produced by the Office of Medical Public Affairs at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis.