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Is One Coronavirus Strain Worse Than Another?

Today on PODCAST-19, we answer a listener question: Is one strain of the new coronavirus more aggressive or contagious than others? A number of news stories have brought up this possibility, as did New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo in a daily briefing this month. But is there any evidence of a more dangerous strain of the virus?

Plus, why do most Americans continue to place their trust in science when there have been so many protests suggesting the opposite? And the good news is poopy news this week.

Anna Rothschild is FiveThirtyEight’s senior producer for video.

Jake Arlow is a producer at FiveThirtyEight.

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