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CV Central - 3/4/2020 - "Two Strains of Virus; Four Cities Response; Seattle's Choices"

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CV Central - 3/4/2020 - "Two Strains of Virus; Four Cities Response; Seattle's Choices"

For Episode 21, we begin laying foundations for the Human War against Covid-19 by reporting we now have evidence there are (at least) two dominant and different strains of the virus in the larger public, with a more aggressive "L" strain that appears to have evolved from an ancestral but perhaps less easily detectible "S" strain.  Adding that to our list of questions, we review what happened from Wuhan in detail as precusor to how other world cities are approaching their outbreaks.  We see Qom struggling badly in Iran, Italy's health system in peril in Milan, and Daegu is even taxing the robust Korean effort.  What lessons can Seattle learn as researchers think that city is three weeks away, perhaps less, from going through the same problems? 

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