On today’s show, we will be covering different scientific topics relating to the COVID-19 pandemic.
First, Dr. Scarlett Lee interviews Doug Olsen, Vice President of operations at Ithaca-based Rheonix, Inc., about his company’s COVID-19 MDx Assay using their Encompass workstation. Rheonix recently received FDA Emergency Use Authorization for their machine that quickly analyzes nasopharyngeal swab test samples.
Later in the show, Esther Racoosin speaks with Dr. Vivian Zayas, an Associate Professor in the Department of Psychology at Cornell University. Zayas studies how people’s minds shape, and are shaped by, their life circumstances. She recently wrote an article titled, “How people react to the threat of disease could mean COVID-19 is reshaping personalities”. https://theconversation.com/how-people-react-to-the-threat-of-disease-could-mean-covid-19-is-reshaping-personalities-137366
You’ll also hear a report on recent local science news from Liz Mahood.
Show Host and Producer: Esther Racoosin
Interview of Doug Olsen: Scarlett Lee and Candice Limper
Interview of Dr. Vivian Zayas: Esther Racoosin
Music: Joe Lewis, Blue Dot Sessions, Ben Jordan