Center Stage: Everything you ever wanted to know about the coronavirus (but were afraid to ask)

Center Stage: Everything you ever wanted to know about the coronavirus (but were afraid to ask)

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We all know the coronavirus pandemic is bad. And we all know it’s not going away any time soon.

But how can we avoid getting and spreading its potentially deadly disease, COVID-19, when we're buying groceries, picking up takeout, or petting the neighbor dog? Can the novel coronavirus survive on fur? Can it live longer on paper or plastic? When can we finally visit grandma again?

Patrick Remington

Patrick Remington

Milfred and Hands pose the real-life questions that you want answers to. They interview Dr. Patrick Remington, an expert at UW-Madison on how disease spreads and is prevented. Remington, who worked as an investigator of epidemics for the Centers for Disease Control, is our special guest on this week's episode as he shelters at home while continuing to teach hundreds of UW-Madison medical students online. 

Click the play button above to listen. 

"Center Stage with Milfred and Hands" is the State Journal's weekly podcast from the sensible center of Wisconsin politics, featuring "the better-looking half" of the newspaper's editorial board, according to Hands. Milfred is the State Journal's editorial page editor. Hands is the newspaper's editorial cartoonist.

Find and subscribe to "Center Stage, with Milfred and Hands" on Apple PodcastsiTunesStitcher, Google PodcastsGoogle Play, Spotify or your favorite podcasting app. You also can listen to past episodes of "Center Stage" and see the podcast's webpage by clicking here.

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In response to the spreading COVID-19 disease, people need to take a safe and measured approach. Don't freak out and hoard resources, but please take safety precautions seriously and don't become complacent. Hopefully, if we all do our part, we can limit the spread of this illness. 

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