CNN 15 May 2020

How cows could by key to combatting coronavirus


Scientists at SAb Biotherapeutics are planning to start studies this summer on coronavirus treatments created by using antibodies derived from cows with genetically engineered human immune systems.

Scientists in Ghent, Belgium, have found antibodies produced in llamas' blood could be critical in killing off the Covid-19 virus and saving lives. CNN's Nic Robertson reports. #CNNi
Almost half of Americans said they felt lonely before the coronavirus hit and many states required people to self-isolate at home. While self-quarantining is the best way to flatten the curve, there are potential costs to mental health and well-being. Staying informed is vital to combatting those impacts, and there are proven ways to do it. Developmental psychologist Susan Pinker and attorney Jarrett Adams, who served over 9 years in prison on a wrongful conviction that was overturned, talk to MSNBC's Ari Melber about the science and experience of isolation - and how to combat it - in this special discussion. Aired on 04/07/2020.
China's vast surveillance system has come to the fore in its attempt to monitor and control the spread of coronavirus.

According to official statistics, the number of newly confirmed cases in China has dropped dramatically - from thousands a day to nearly zero.

Meanwhile, a growing number of countries are also looking at using extensive surveillance systems, such as geolocation tracking to fight the pandemic.

So how exactly can surveillance tools help curb a pandemic and what are the potential pitfalls?
The BBC's Joe Tidy reports.
Jeffrey Shaman, professor of environmental health sciences at Columbia University School of Public Health, talks with Rachel Maddow about how the doubling nature of the spread of coronavirus makes it crucially important to act quickly in the early stages of an outbreak before cases balloon. Aired on 5/21/2020.

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