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Episode 2 of WVU's COVID-19 podcast available now

Episode 2 of WVU's COVID-19 podcast available now

The second episode of "WVU and the Coronavirus" is now available for download on Apple Podcasts and Spotify.

In the latest episode, Dr. Ivan Martinez, virology expert, discusses all things RNA viruses. How long have they existed? Are they alive? How do we protect against them? What vaccines are being trialled, and are they safe?

In this interview-driven series, “WVU and the Coronavirus” will examine what we already know about COVID-19, find out the latest information about the virus, explore how RNA viruses like coronaviruses work, and learn how the University community has responded to the global pandemic. Our first episode, with Dr. Lisa Costello, is available now.

Written by Stacey Elza, Wendy Holdren and David Ryan. Narrated by David Ryan. Sound mixed by Sean Hines.

For more information, visit the “WVU and the Coronavirus” show page

Additionally, find COVID-19 resources with general information and specific details related to populations such as students, faculty and staff, researchers, healthcare providers or the general public. Other resources, including a quick reference fact sheet, videos, social media graphics, field experts, media contact information and more are also available.

Visit and the WVUToday Media Center.

Produced by University Relations at West Virginia University.