The “coronavirus update” is back

The award-winning NDR podcast "coronavirus update" with christian drosten returns from its summer break on tuesday.

"New: in addition to the head of virology at berlin’s charite hospital, christian drosten, virologist sandra ciesek will also be a regular conversation guest on the podcast," norddeutscher rundfunk announced thursday. Drosten and ciesek alternated in the future in the conversation with NDR info science editor korinna hennig on a weekly basis.

Virologist and internist ciesek is working on drugs to combat covid-19: "since I worked as an internist for several years, I also know the practical issues of clinical patient care. I look forward to bridging the gap between these two areas of expertise to help listeners better understand around sars-cov-2." am 8. September, the professor of medical virology at goethe university in frankfurt am main will be heard for the first time on the NDR info podcast.

The "coronavirus update", which has been around since the end of february, went on summer break in june. The successful podcast was awarded the grimme online award and the prize of the federal press conference. "More than 60 million views of the "coronavirus update" show that listeners greatly appreciate the differentiated and detailed information in the podcast. We are pleased to be able to continue and further develop this special format after the summer break," said norbert grundei, head of the think radio audio lab, which developed the podcast, according to the statement.