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'Das Coronavirus' Podcast Captivates Germany With Scientific Info On The Pandemic

Produced by the public broadcaster NDR, the program features scientist Christian Drosten giving clear information about COVID-19, but so far it's in German only.
Christian Drosten, director of the Institute of Virology at Berlin's Charité hospital, is pictured after a news conference in Berlin on March 26, to comment on the spread of the novel coronavirus in Germany. Source: Michael Kappeler

When news broke of an epidemic in Wuhan, China, German scientist Christian Drosten was soon in great demand.

Drosten is one of the world's leading experts on coronaviruses, and, back in 2003, he and a colleague were the first Western scientists to discover SARS after China hid information about that outbreak.

Since January, his team at the Institute for Virology at Berlin's Charité hospital has been working overtime to develop the world's first publicly available test for COVID-19. German media have pestered him for interviews.

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