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The Nature Podcast brings you the best stories from the world of science each week. We cover everything from astronomy to zoology, highlighting the most exciting research from each issue of Nature journal. We meet the scientists behind the results and providing in-depth analysis from Nature's journalists and editors.

Categories: Science & Medicine

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Next week, we’ll be wrapping up Coronapod in its current form. Please fill out our short survey to let us know your thoughts on the show. In this episode: 02:15 Simulating pandemics Researchers have run numerous military-style simulations to predict the consequences of fictitious viral outbreaks. We discuss how these simulations work, what recommendations come out of them and if any of these warnings have been heeded. 24:08 One good thing Our hosts pick out things that have made them smile in the last week, including audience feedback, the official end of the Ebola outbreak in the northeastern Democratic Republic of the Congo, and an enormous t-shirt collection. News: World’s second-deadliest Ebola outbreak ends in Democratic Republic of the Congo 28:50 The latest coronavirus research papers Benjamin Thompson takes a look through some of the key coronavirus papers of the last few weeks. News: Coronavirus research updates Cell: A SARS-CoV-2 Infection Model in Mice Demonstrates Protection by Neutralizing Antibodies Cell: Generation of a Broadly Useful Model for COVID-19 Pathogenesis, Vaccination, and Treatment Clincal Infectious Diseases: The natural history and transmission potential of asymptomatic SARS-CoV-2 infection Nature: Suppression of a SARS-CoV-2 outbreak in the Italian municipality of Vo’ medRxiv: Test sensitivity is secondary to frequency and turnaround time for COVID-19 surveillance Subscribe to Nature Briefing, an unmissable daily round-up of science news, opinion and analysis free in your inbox every weekday.  

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