COVID-19: A preview of worse diseases to come

April 22, 2020

COVID-19 has shown how vulnerable we are to a virus; in the future, will we be prepared to handle a pandemic caused by bacteria, which adapt faster than we can? There may be a worse bug coming, but while our current medicines don’t stand a chance, researchers are preparing one that might.

In this episode, we talk to Kim Lewis (University Distinguished Professor of biology and director of the Antimicrobial Discovery Center).

Litmus is produced and reported by News@Northeastern reporters Emily Arntsen and Aria Bracci. This episode was written and hosted by Aria Bracci. Sound editing by Aria Bracci and Anthony Pulido with mixing and mastering by Anthony Pulido. Edited by David Filipov.