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Mayo Clinic Talks COVID-19 Miniseries Episode 5: SARS-CoV-2 and The Valley of Death

Mayo Clinic Talks

Mayo Clinic Talks Podcast #134
COVID-19 Miniseries Episode 5: SARS-CoV-2 and The Valley of Death


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COVID-19 information evolves daily.  The views and perspectives shared in these resources are presented based on information available at the time of recording.

Recorded Thursday, March 5th, 2020
For the most up to date information visit:

CDC - Information for Healthcare Professionals about Coronavirus (COVID-19)
World Health Organization's Country & Technical Guidance - Coronavirus disease (COVID-19)
AskMayoExpert COVID-19 Resources:

Colin M. Bucks, M.D. & Gregory A. Poland, M.D.

“I think our greatest opportunity and at the same time, our greatest threat is human behavior. The most contagious disease known to man is fear and ignorance. The reason I stressed…that this is a pandemic, is not to cause fear or panic, but to cause preparedness…[a] contextually appropriate layering of protection.” -Greg Poland, MD

Why are we seeing different severity and mortality rates as COVID-19 moves from country to country? Where are we at currently in regard to a COVID-19 vaccine? What does the pathway look like moving forward? Dr. Greg Poland lays out what you need to know about immunity and coronaviruses.

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Target Audience

This course is intended for primary care providers: physicians, nurse practitioners, and physician assistants

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this Mayo Clinic Talks Podcast episode, learners should be able to:

  • Recall potential influences leading to the differing severity and mortality rates as COVID-19 moves from country to country
  • Recall longevity of a typical immune response to circulating seasonal coronaviruses
  • Recall opportunities created from the rapid availability of genetic information about SARS-CoV-2
  • Recall the process of vaccine development in the United States
  • Recall the role of systems biology in Immunomics, Vaccinomics, and Adversomics

Participation in this Mayo Clinic online course does not indicate nor guarantee competence or proficiency in the performance of any procedures which may be discussed or taught in this course.

Course summary
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  • 0.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
  • 0.50 Attendance
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Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science designates this enduring material for a maximum of 0.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

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Available Credit

  • 0.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
  • 0.50 Attendance


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