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Understanding COVID-19, experts weigh in

Scientists who are members of Churches of Christ talk with The Christian Chronicle about the virus and what you can do to protect yourself.

Since early this year, researchers have learned a lot about COVID-19, but that research is ongoing. I sat down with two scientists who are also members of Churches of Christ to talk about what they know about the virus, the work they are doing and what tips they can give Christians who are trying to navigate all the information and make the best choices for themselves, their families and their churches.

Talibah Metcalf, a member of the Springhill Road Church of Christ in Tallahassee, Fla., spoke with me about the virus, including addressing some of the confusion that has come from conflicting messages shared early in the response. She works as a scientist at Drexel University College of Medicine in the Division of HIV Medicine and Infectious Diseases in Philadelphia.

Alex Huffman, Ph.D., is an associate professor of chemistry at the University of Denver. He specializes in aerosol science. Huffman, a member of the Littleton Church of Christ, and I talk about how his research is useful for individuals and churches as they weigh the risks of meeting together.

Huffman mentions other resources he has to help those who like to learn more. He has compiled some of those resources and made them available to our audience at https://bit.ly/3fzmB16.

Do you know an infectious disease expert who is a member of a Church of Christ? We would love to add them to our list of experts for future coverage of the coronavirus pandemic. You can share their information with me by emailing [email protected].

Do you have questions about the virus? Let me know what they are, and I can try to address some of them in future coverage.

Filed under: Alex Huffman Churches of Christ Coronavirus COVID-19 covid19 Features pandemic People safety Talibah Metcalf

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