Medical Doctors and Swine Veterinarians Team Up to Fight COVID-19

This transmission electron microscope image shows SARS-CoV-2—also known as 2019-nCoV, the virus that causes COVID-19—isolated from a patient in the U.S. Virus particles are shown emerging from the surface of cells cultured in the lab. The spikes on the outer edge of the virus particles give coronaviruses their name, crown-like. Credit: NIAID-RML ( NIAID-RML )

Building on swine veterinarian experience and insights on population medicine, Farm Journal’s PORK is taking a deeper look at “whole-herd” immunity in the U.S. workforce. A medical doctor weighs in and shares his insights on COVID testing and how he believes we can get America back to work. 

Part One: COVID-19: The Rest of the Story

Whole Herd Testing Begins to Reveal the Real Percentages

Part Two: COVID-19 Tests Reveal Surprising Results

The results of this testing shows the actual number of people who are sick, need to be hospitalized or need to be in the intensive care unit because of this disease, is a lower percentage than experts initially thought.

Part Three: When Is it Safe to Go Back to Work?

As experts learn more about antibodies, PCR testing and the interplay between the two, Dr. Jeremy Cauwels believes they will be able to identify the people in a workforce who haven't been affected, and those who have.