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Coronavirus Updates

Episode Summary

with @julesyoo @heyjudka @smc90 This episode shares the latest coronavirus and COVID-19 disease updates; implications for U.S. healthcare system readiness and evolution in future; and how the virus tests work and what the latest data does/ doesn't tell us.

Episode Notes

This episode covers the latest updates since our previous deep-dive on the novel coronavirus outbreak. We cover the latest developments -- new name, new declarations, new numbers, new definitions -- as well as:

  1. practical implications for the U.S. healthcare system given how it works today, and where we might go in the future -- with a16z general partner Julie Yoo, given our vantage point in tech; and
  2. how the rt-PCR test works, and other updates about what the data do and don't tell us, and whether and what terms are useful or not -- with a16z bio partner Judy Savitskaya;

...in conversation with Sonal Chokshi.

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image: 2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV), CDC, via Wikimedia Commons