Top COVID-19 Questions, Answered

Updated July 13, 2020

Back in March, Robin Patel, M.D., President of ASM, Chair of the Division of Clinical Microbiology and Director of the Infectious Diseases Laboratory at Mayo Clinic, answered top COVID-19 questions (https://youtu.be/MV55IHziLNI). A lot has changed since then, so here, Dr. Patel answers additional questions.
 

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One Year of the COVID-19 Pandemic

The World Health Organization declared COVID-19 a pandemic on March 11, 2020. In the year since then, millions of lives have been lost or forever changed.

Global timeline of events in the COVID-19 pandemic from March 11, 2020 to March 11, 2021.
Timeline of the COVID-19 pandemic, from the pandemic declaration by the World Health Organization, to more than 2.6 million global deaths one year later.
Source: American Society for Microbiology

Global cases, deaths, recovered and vaccinated for COVID-19 one year into the pandemic.

COVID-19 Infographics

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Comparison of COVID-19 Molecular and Antibody Tests

Comparison of SARS-CoV-2/COVID-19 molecular and antibody tests.
Comparison of SARS-CoV-2/COVID-19 test types and techniques.
Source: American Society for Microbiology

How COVID-19 mRNA Vaccines Work


Depiction of mRNA vaccine-induced antibody response against SARS-CoV-2 spike proteins.
Depiction of mRNA vaccine-induced antibody response against SARS-CoV-2 spike proteins.
Source: American Society for Microbiology

Vaccine Candidates Based on SARS-CoV-2

A SARS-CoV-2 viral particle and the 4 types of vaccine candidates in clinical trials as of May 2020.
Graphical representation of a SARS-CoV-2 viral particle and the 4 types of vaccine candidates in clinical trials as of May 2020.
Source: American Society for Microbiology

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