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Preliminary results of a study of the antiviral drug remdesivir show it is effective in shortening recovery time for patients with COVID-19.
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Scientists' job is to learn from being wrong

But during COVID-19, we desperately want the certainty of someone being right. Also, what will happen to the cruise industry?

Individual segments are available in our podcast stream or at www.kuow.org/record.

Virologist Angie Rasmussen

Columbia virologist Angela Rasmussen has said some things during this pandemic that she’s since changed course on: that the flu virus was more important than worrying about coronavirus. That she felt totally comfortable flying because transmission was low. That particles wouldn’t aerosolize out of your toilet. All those assessments were based on current science… and that changes.

ProPublica's Caroline Chen on antibody testing

What does shifting science mean for individuals, who so desperately want some surety in uncertain times? The newest frontier in that search for hope is antibody testing. But how much can it tell us as individuals for peace of mind? We asked Caroline Chen, health reporter for ProPublica.

What will become of the cruise industry?

This summer, no cruise ships will sail from Elliott Bay. How will they return? Charles Moure is a Seattle attorney specializing in maritime law.