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A View From The Frontlines Of COVID-19 Research

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Dr. Stanley Perlman answers listener questions about how COVID-19 spreads and the surfaces it can live on.

Dr. Stanley Perlman has studied corona viruses for more than 40 years. Now, his research is part of the global race to better understand COVID-19.

On this edition of River to River, host Ben Kieffer is joined by Dr. Perlman to get a better understanding of the implications for testing, the race to develop a vaccine and answers to listener questions on COVID-19.

Later in the hour, a focus on Iowa’s Hispanic and Latinx community in the midst of this pandemic. President for The League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) in Iowa, Joe Enriquez Henry, providess insight on why members of Lantix communities are disproportionately dying and losing their jobs.  


  • Joe Enriquez Henry, president of LULAC Council #307
  • Dr. Stanley Perlman, professor of microbiology and immunology, professor of pediatrics

Matthew was a producer for IPR's River to River and Talk of Iowa
Ben Kieffer is the host of IPR's River to River