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Wayne State Researcher Predicts A COVID-19 Spike As Winter Nears

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Dr. Paul Kilgore says we can anticipate another spike in COVID-19 cases as weather gets colder. The question is how severe it will be.

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It has been more than seven months since the novel coronavirus was first detected in Michigan.

We have a better understanding of the pathology of the virus, which means we’re getting better at understanding how to treat it.” —Dr. Paul Kilgore, Wayne State University

During that time, what we know about the virus has changed dramatically and our understanding continues to change rapidly. We’re also now hearing more and more about the race to develop a vaccine.

Wayne State University medical researcher Dr. Paul Kilgore joins Stephen Henderson on WDET Detroit Today regularly to give the audience the most reliable and trustworthy information on these subjects.

Listen: What we know about the novel coronavirus — six months later


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Dr. Paul Kilgore is associate professor & director of research at Wayne State University’s College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences. He says other viral infections tend to peak with colder weather, and researchers expect the same to be true of the novel coronavirus. He says it’s less a matter of if we’ll see another spike in cases in the coming months, and more a matter of how big that spike will be.

Caution is the key word right now,” says Kilgore.

But he says one piece of good news is that medical professionals are getting better at treating COVID-19.

We have a better understanding of the pathology of the virus, which means we’re getting better at understanding how to treat it.”

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