On Mayo Clinic Radio, Dr. Gregory Poland, an infectious diseases expert and head of Mayo Clinic’s Vaccine Research Group, covers the latest news on the COVID-19 pandemic. Dr. Poland gives an update on progress towards a vaccine for COVID-19, discusses therapies for treating the virus and shares research on how effective face masks and physical distancing are in fighting the spread of the disease. Also on the program, you'll learn about Mayo Clinic Connect, an online patient community. Colleen Young, community director, and Rosemary Huckleberry, a volunteer mentor for Mayo Clinic Connect, will share how patients use the platform. And Dr. Steve Ommen, director for Mayo Clinic Center for Connected Care, will explain how digital medicine is changing health care.
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