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Tissue biologist Sarah Knox has long been fascinated with saliva. Just when she begins to doubt whether her singular passion will lead to real-world impact, an old family friend reaches out to her with a problem only she may be able to solve.
Cardiologist Nisha Parikh, MD, MPH, discusses what we know so far about COVID-19’s impact on the body’s cardiovascular system, from affecting the heart’s rhythm to impairing its ability to pump blood throughout the body.
Infectious diseases expert Monica Gandhi, MD, MPH, explores her hypothesis that one of the benefits of masks may be that they provide exposure to enough coronavirus to build immunity but not enough to cause illness.