• By Jennifer O'Hara

Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast: Strict adherence to public health measures effective in combating COVID-19

August 19, 2020
an adult white woman wearing a mask and putting hand sanitizer in the hands of a young white child who is also wearing a mask

Until a vaccine is developed, public health measures are the best defense against SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. These measures include masking, hand hygiene and physical distancing. "Strict adherence to those things is a very powerful antidote to this virus," says  Dr. Gregory Poland, an infectious diseases expert and head of Mayo Clinic’s Vaccine Research Group

On the Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast, Dr. Poland discusses the latest news on COVID-19, including what has been learned about herd immunity and contact tracing, as well as the effectiveness of different types of masks.

Mayo Clinic Q&A is available on podcast platforms including AppleGoogleSpotifyStitcherTuneIn and iHeart


Information in this post was accurate at the time of its posting.  Due to the fluid nature of the COVID-19 pandemic, scientific understanding along with guidelines and recommendations may have changed since the original publication date.  

Check the CDC website for additional updates on COVID-19. For more information and all your COVID-19 coverage, go to the Mayo Clinic News Network and mayoclinic.org.

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