The podcast team takes a look at two topics in this week’s episode. First we cover a quick COVID-19 update with Dr. Joe Holley. Then we jump into coverage of the devastating line of storms that swept through the mid-South, South-East, and then up the coast through the mid-Atlantic and North-East regions. Our disaster meteorologist Kyle Nelson joins us to talk about the tornadoes and their weather impacts.
On the COVID-19 front, Dr. Joe talks some about the roll out of new serologic COVID antibody tests. He cautions agencies and hostpitals to beware of which tests they buy due to a flood of nearly 90 new kit resellers approved by the FDA. Only three companies are approved to produce said tests. Other brands are simply the original tests, rebranded and marked up in price. This is a buyer beware situation.
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