Short Wave Answers Your Coronavirus Questions How does the coronavirus spread? Does wearing a face mask actually help? And why is the virus getting so much media coverage? This episode, we answer your coronavirus-related questions with the help of NPR global health and development reporter Pien Huang.

Follow Pien on Twitter @Pien_Huang and host Maddie Sofia @maddie_sofia. Email the show at shortwave@npr.org. Also, we're looking for a summer intern! Apply here.
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A Coronavirus Listener Q&A Episode

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A Coronavirus Listener Q&A Episode

A Coronavirus Listener Q&A Episode

A Coronavirus Listener Q&A Episode

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Passengers wear protective face masks as they arrive from Shenzhen to Hong Kong at Lo Wu MTR station, hours before the closing of the Lo Wu border crossing in Hong Kong, on February 3, 2020. Anthony Wallace/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Passengers wear protective face masks as they arrive from Shenzhen to Hong Kong at Lo Wu MTR station, hours before the closing of the Lo Wu border crossing in Hong Kong, on February 3, 2020.

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How does the coronavirus spread? Does wearing a face mask actually help? And why is the virus getting so much media coverage?

This episode, we answer your coronavirus-related questions with the help of NPR global health and development reporter Pien Huang. Follow Pien on Twitter @Pien_Huang and host Maddie Sofia @maddie_sofia. Email the show at shortwave@npr.org.

We're looking for a summer intern! Apply here.

This episode was produced by Brit Hanson and edited by Geoffrey Brumfiel.