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Episodes Tackling the latest COVID-19 topics

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Tackling the latest COVID-19 topics
Feb. 17, 2021

Medical research reveals new information about COVID-19 daily. While scientists and medical experts focus on virus spread, new variants, improved therapeutic treatments and more, it's sometimes difficult for the public to keep up with evolving information.

In this Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast, Dr. Gregory Poland, an infectious diseases expert and head of Mayo Clinic's Vaccine Research Group, helps by answering a number of common questions and addressing these COVID-19 topics:

  • Antibody tests after having a COVID-19 vaccine. 
  • Monoclonal antibodies.
  • COVID-19 variants.
  • Side effects, especially after the second dose of a COVID-19 vaccine.
  • Vaccinating children and attending school in person.
  • Whether COVID-19 vaccines an be interchanged.
  • Mask-wearing recommendations.
  • Appearance of long-hauler symptoms are more often in women.
  • Pregnant, breastfeeding mothers and the COVID-19 vaccines.