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COIVD-19 Innovations: The Sewage Solution to Tracking Pandemic Patterns

April 23, 2020
DESCRIPTION: Can Sewage Tests Ease Tracking of COVID-19?

You’ve heard of the microbiome within us. Well there’s also a macrobiome connecting us, from sneezes to excrement. That’s why a new hunt is under way around the world for ways to use wastewater testing to track the coronavirus causing the COVID-19 pandemic.

Join Andy Revkin of Columbia University’s Earth Institute in conversation with Rolf Halden, director of the Center for Environmental Health Engineering at the Biodesign Institute of Arizona State University; Jeff Schlegelmilch, deputy director of Columbia’s National Center for Disaster Preparedness and Angela Rasmussen, a virologist at Columbia’s Mailman School of Public Health.