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miércoles, 27 de mayo 2020
27/05/2020
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Texas A&M University-Texarkana's virus expert Dr. Benjamin Neuman addresses realities and myths about the coronavirus

Dr. Neuman is part of the international committee that named SARS-CoV-2, the virus behind the COVID-19 pandemic. He has studied coronaviruses for over 20 years and published more than 40 articles on the subject.


Dr. Benjamin Neuman of Texas A&M University-Texarkana. Neuman, who is chair of biological sciences at A&M-Texarkana, is also a virologist with extensive knowledge of SARS viruses such as the one causing the current COVID-19 pandemic. Photo by Aaron Brand / Texarkana Gazette.

The event had the participation of UdeA researchers including Juan Esteban Jaramillo, Biology PhD, and Dr. Camilo Ramírez, UdeA Institute of Biology, as well as Mark Silby, PhD, Assistant Professor at UMass Dartmouth Biology Department. Neuman also answered several questions from those attending the talk.

Topics and questions addressed included:

  • Can pets and other animals get or spread COVID-19?  
  • The evolutionary path of coronavirus
  • How COVID-19 diagnostics are being carried out
  • Immunity and treatments
  • Will the novel coronavirus become a seasonal virus?
  • When is the pandemic expected to end?
  • Is there an explanation for the 60,000 deaths the virus has caused in the United States?
  • What progress has been made regarding a potential vaccine?
  • Vaccine research involve animal testing?

And many more

Watch the May 1, 2020 Facebook Live broadcast

Part 1

Part 2

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