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HS Talks - Experts' views on the Covid-19 pandemic

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Henry Stewart Talks (HS Talks) has released two additional interviews on the Covid-19 pandemic in The Biomedical & Life Sciences Collection. These interviews and others are published Open Access and are accessible through the Library website.

Presence and function of SARS-CoV-2-specific T-cells in recovered patients and healthy volunteers
Dr. Nina Le Bert, DUKE-NUS Medical School, Singapore

Dr Nina Le Bert of Duke-NUS Medical School discusses the detection of SARS-CoV-2-specific T-cells not only in plasma from recovered COVID-19 patients but also, surprisingly, from individuals who never contracted the disease, in research that has important implications for vaccine development.

Rheumatic diseases and COVID-19
Dr. Zachary Wallace, Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School, USA

Dr Zachary Wallace, expert rheumatologist and professor at Harvard Medical School, speaks about risk factors of individuals with rheumatic diseases responding more severely to SARS-CoV-2 infections, and the ongoing studies in this area.

The COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak: October 2020 update
Prof. Jonathan Temte, University of Wisconsin, USA

Prof. Jonathan Temte, associate dean for public health and community engagement at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, provides an update to his interview of May this year, including discussion of the current and future landscape of SARS-CoV-2 epidemiology and the necessary public health measures required before and after the release of vaccines and therapies.

The cardiovascular complications of SARS-CoV-2 infection
Prof. Srihari Naidu, New York Medical College, USA

Prof. Srihari Naidu, Professor of Medicine at New York Medical College, describes the cardiovascular complications caused by SARS-CoV-2 infection, including potential long-term complications and the overall impact of the pandemic on heart diseases in the population.