It’s Wednesday, April 1st. In today's episode of The Frequency , the Vermont National Guard sets up temporary clinics in case local hospitals get overwhelmed by COVID-19 patients in the coming weeks. Plus: A Burlington makerspace tries to print PPE , pension funds, and hungry bears.
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As COVID-19 spreads across the globe, the World Health Organization has declared the novel coronavirus a pandemic. We’re answering questions about the virus with infectious disease doctor Krutika Kuppalli, who studies global pandemics. And chemistry professor Palli Thordarson, from the University of New South Wales on the science of why washing your hands with plain old soap and water is so effective against germs.