Update: The podcast release schedule was changed from weekdaily to Tuesdays & Thursdays

We are providing unofficial English summaries of the NDR coronavirus update podcast. The podcast provides interviews with Christian Drosten every Tuesday and Thursday.

Christian Drosten is leading the virology department at the German university hospital "Charite" in Berlin. He co-developed the PCR test that Germany is using to detect SARS-CoV-2 (the virus causing Covid-19) and is continuing to research Covid-19. He has been researching coronaviruses, including the first SARS-CoV virus, for many years.

Important: We are no virologists, epidemologist, medics or have any other relevant expertise. We are lay people trying to write up Christian Drosten's evaluations as good as possible without verifying anything he says and might also misrepresent some things. Christian Drosten himself is not the relevant expert for some of the niche topics he talks about and gives informed guesses which he sometimes revises at later times. None of this should be taken at face value without double checking.

German transcripts (time-lag of one day) are available here.

Contributors: Chau Nguyen, Chi Nguyen

Previous contributors: Lukas Berglund

Contact: linh.chi.nguyen[at]posteo.net