Episode Summary


The COVID-19 pandemic has brought more media attention to clinical laboratories than at any time in recent history. Today we’ll talk about media coverage of diagnostic testing for COVID-19 with two experts. Some of the questions we’ll discuss include:

  • How has the media coverage of tests for COVID-19 affected the public’s view of these tests?
  • What is the role of social media in talking about testing for COVID-19?
  • How do reporters covering COVID-19 testing work with clinical microbiologists to get the story right?

Guests: Dr. Katherine Wu, Dr. Susan Butler-Wu

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