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COVID-19: Latest Developments, How It Impacts Kids And UNF Poll; Cole Pepper

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President Donald Trump speaks during a coronavirus task force briefing at the White House, Sunday, April 5, 2020, in Washington.

 

 

Dr. Greg Poland, an infectious disease expert with the Mayo Clinic, joined us to discuss the latest on COVID-19. 

Related: Local, State And National Coronavirus Coverage

Poland answered questions about hydroxychloroquine, the anti-malarial drug that President Donald Trump has promoted as a potential treatment for the coronavirus. Poland also explained the latest on Mayo Clinic’s rapid and serology testing. 

Coronavirus And Kids

While children have a reduced risk, they can still be infected by the coronavirus. Dr. Mobeen Rathore, a Pediatric Infectious Diseases Specialist with Baptist Health, addressed the biggest misconceptions about COVID-19 and kids. 

Approval Ratings

Approval ratings for President Trump, Gov. Ron Desantis and Jacksonville Mayor Lenny Curry have been affected by their handling of the pandemic. Mike Binder, who runs UNF’s Public Opinion Research Lab, analyzed the findings of the university’s poll released Monday

Cole Pepper

The cycling industry is doing well in this time of social distancing. WJCT’s sports analyst, Cole Pepper, spoke with Holt Tucker of Open Road Bicycles about his company's boost in business. Pepper also discussed the future of sports during the pandemic and the virtual NFL Draft. 

 

Sarah Glenn can be reached at newsteam@wjct.org, 904-358-6317