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Coronasode: Virology (COVID-19) with Dr. Shannon Bennett + various ologists

Folks, it’s a megasode. Not one, but 4 ologists. “Coronavirus” is on everyone’s lips — and some people’s hands — but what is it? Where did it come from? How does it spread? How dangerous is it? What should we do? Who’s most at risk? Was it biowarfare? Do bats spread it? Should you wear a mask? Can we still smooch our dogs on the face? Do we need to doomsday prep? What’s it like to live in a leper colony? Alie sits down with Dr. Shannon Bennett: a microbiologist, a molecular epidemiologist, a virologist and the Chair of Science at the California Academy Science. She is deeply informed and warm and charming and patient. All these questions will be answered and your panic will be swapped out for informed, empowered action and compassion. You will also wash your hands a lot. Whether or not you bathe in whiskey is up to you. 

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Listen to Chiropterology (BATS) with Dr. Merlin Tuttle

Listen to Disasterology (EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT) with Dr. Samantha Montano 

Listen to Disinfectiology (BLEACH) with Dr. Evan Rumberger 

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