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Medical Update: News & Advice on COVID-19 Symptoms, Transmission, Treatment & Vaccine


We discuss the latest research and information about Covid-19, including risk factors, long-term effects, and vaccine progress. We'll also hear the medical perspective about questions raised by President Trump's symptoms and treatment for the disease—including what we know about therapeutics and immunity. 


Dr. Ingrid Katz, associate faculty director, Harvard Global Health Institute; assistant professor, Harvard Medical School; associate physician, Brigham & Women's Hospital; specialist in infectious disease

Dr. August Valenti, infectious disease specialist and hospital epidemiologist, Maine Medical Center


Cindy helps produce Maine Public's live call-in show Maine Calling, and sometimes hosts the show—as well as the All Books Considered Book Club. Her first foray into journalism after graduating from Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism was to intern with CNN in China in the wake of the Tiananmen Square massacre. She then worked in print journalism over the decades, as a factchecker, writer and editor, with publications ranging from the Los Angeles Times Magazine to the magazine of the National Zoo to a food trends magazine.