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COVID-19: Weill Cornell Medicine Doctors Answer Common Questions About the New Disease

COVID-19 is a new disease caused by a novel coronavirus called SARS-CoV-2. Scientists are still learning how it spreads and how it affects different populations. To help keep the public informed, Weill Cornell Medicine’s coronavirus (COVID-19) Q&A video series will provide information and advice from experts in different areas of medicine.

In this Q&A, Dr. Roy Gulickchief of the Division of Infectious Diseases and the Rochelle Belfer Professor in Medicine at Weill Cornell Medicine, answers questions about COVID-19, including what causes the disease, how it compares to other viral illnesses, and potential treatments researchers are investigating. Dr. Gulick also explains how the virus might eventually become less dangerous and ongoing challenges for our community during the global pandemic.

Dr. Michael Niederman, professor of clinical medicine and associate chief of the Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care at Weill Cornell Medicine, is a pulmonologist with expertise in respiratory infection, including pneumonia. In this Q&A, he answers questions about COVID-19, including factors that increase the risk of disease, prevention methods and available treatments.

Dr. Laura Riley, the obstetrician and gynecologist-in-chief at Weill Cornell Medicine, specializes in maternal-fetal medicine and high-risk pregnancy. In this Q&A, she explains what pregnant women should know about the new coronavirus and COVID-19, as well as how they can best protect themselves and their babies.

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