The Media and I: Viral Disease

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Lars Larson and I discussed on his program the distinction between eradicating and controlling viruses and the complexities of virus management posed by different viral characteristics.

We began by exploring the difference between eradicating and controlling viruses. I described the importance of understanding viral behavior in public health strategies – for example, their varying incubation periods and evolutionary strategies and the implications for immunity and vaccination. The conversation touched on the challenges of vaccinating against viruses with short incubation periods like COVID-19.

You can find our entire conversation here.

For those wishing to explore further,

Viral Diseases: What You Need To Know