COVID-19 Video Updates, 101 & Q/A with Dr. Herrera

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    In our latest videos in the COVID-19 Explained Clearly lecture series, Dr. Seheult and Kyle Allred continue the conversation on COVID-19 immunity and rapid at-home testing (which we also discussed in depth with Dr. Michael Mina). Read on for summaries of update 101 and a Q&A session with Dr. Bobby Brooke Herrera, co-founder and CEO of E25Bio, a producer of paper antigen tests for COVID-19. 


    T Cell Immunity vs. Antibodies & Prior Exposure to Other Coronaviruses

    In our 101st COVID-19 video update, Dr. Seheult shares updated numbers of daily infection and daily death rates, with the United States, Brazil, and India topping the lists. He also talks about this article from the Washington Post that discusses how curtailing asymptomatic COVID-19 cases may be critical to ending the pandemic. Advances in understanding immunity could play a huge role in achieving herd immunity to COVID-19 (thus making it safer to resume more normal social activities). Although more research is necessary, we’re learning that the detection of T cells could be just as important (possibly more important) than simply detecting antibodies to indicate individual immunity to SARS-CoV-2 infection. Dr. Seheult goes on to discuss relevant research articles on T cell prevalence, potential benefits of wearing masks to reduce viral inoculum, and updates from Dr. Fauci on vaccine production


    COVID-19 Rapid Tests Demo & Q/A with E25Bio Co-Founder Dr. Herrera (At Home Antigen Tests)

    In another video added to our COVID-19 Explained Clearly series, Kyle Allred speaks with Dr. Bobby Brooke Herrera, Co-Founder and CEO of E25Bio, a company producing at-home, antigen tests much like the ones discussed with Dr. Michael Mina in our recent live Q&A. Dr. Herrera demonstrates how to use E25Bio tests, then discusses the barriers, including FDA approval, distributing, and scaling production in order to make these tests available to the general public in large quantities. There is growing momentum from prominent voices in the medical community for daily quick tests that individuals can utilize at home, including growing use of the hashtags #DailyQuickTest and #RapidTestsNow in social media posts.


    Stay Tuned for More COVID-19 Updates 

    Our COVID-19 videos are always available and free (and ad-free) at In addition, check out our full library of courses and lectures on subjects ranging from Cell Cycle & Signaling to CBC Results Explained Clearly  and many more!

    Meanwhile, here’s a list of all the COVID-19 resources we’ve shared so far:

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    1. Michael Johnson on October 5, 2020 at 4:43 am

      Would VERY much appreciate an update on the role of MMR and other vaccines helping with coronavirus infection?

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