Covid-19 and ReturnIng to Schools, with guest Immunologist Dr. Curtis McMurtrey
Dr. Curtis McMurtrey earned PhD in both Microbiology and Immunology. His studies included immune responses to Tuberculosis, Dengue virus, T. gondii, and HIV.
Currently He is the Director of Immunoproteomics at PureMHC. Up until recently they’ve worked on designing vaccines for certain types of cancer. When COVID hit pharma switched gears to study SARS-CoV-2.
In this episode we go into detail about the virus, mask efficiency, issues around ventilation, common misconceptions, latest research implications, latest updates on vaccines and when they may be available, and returning back to school from an immunologist perspective.
Intro, ([3:19]) Explanation of current work, ([4:45]) Expert perspective on Covid-19, ([8:32]) The efficiency of masks, ([15:02]) Latest Research, ([17:54]) False reporting of Covid-19?, ([21:15]) Thoughts on returning to school, ([25:30]) How long does it take to be infected in a room with Covid-19? ([28:00]) Upcoming Flu season, ([31:30]) What if schools don’t follow recommendations?, ([34:15]) Ventilation Systems in buildings, does it matter? ([36:30]) Update on latest Vaccines ([42:43]) Estimated time for vaccines. Will there be enough? ([46:08]) Summary