Watch: Join Newsroom as Infectious Diseases Specialist and Epidemiologist Dr Ayesha Verrall, answers reader questions in the tenth instalment of our live Covi9-19 Q&A series
Ayesha Verrall is an infectious diseases physician and senior lecturer at Otago University’s Department of Pathology and Molecular Medicine (Wellington). Dr Verrall has been monitoring the spread and impact of Covid-19 closely and is answering Newsroom’s reader questions live.
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You can also watch the previous Q&As below.
Session 1: How do I tell this apart from the flu or a cold? (Mar 12)
Session 2: Are we testing enough people in NZ? (Mar 16)
Session 3: If I get Covid-19 and recover, do I become immune? (Mar 19)
Session 4: Can I catch the virus from the food being delivered to my home? (Mar 24)
Session 5: Should we be wearing face masks in public? (Mar 27)
Session 7: Is there any evidence 5G towers alter susceptibility to Covid-19? (Apr 2)
Session 8: What is the criteria for recovered? (Apr 6)
Session 9: What is the definition of elimination that epidemiologists use? (Apr 20)