16 Minutes on the News #23: Coronavirus Updates

    This episode covers the latest updates since our previous deep-dive on the novel coronavirus outbreak. We cover the latest developments — new name, new declarations, new numbers, new definitions — as well as:

    1. practical implications for the U.S. healthcare system given how it works today, and where we might go in the future — with a16z general partner Julie Yoo, given our vantage point in tech; and
    2. how the rt-PCR test works, and other updates about what the data do and don’t tell us, and whether and what terms are useful or not — with a16z bio partner Judy Savitskaya;

    …in conversation with Sonal Chokshi.

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    image: CDC test kit for COVID-19/ Wikimedia Commons 

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