As Connecticut looks to keep COVID numbers low, some researchers have turned to studying poop -- as a tool to help public health officials.
This hour, we talk with scientists studying our waste. Can our collective toilet flushing give public health officials a head start on detecting coronavirus outbreaks?
We hear from Yale researchers who have been testing New Haven sewage to track COVID-19 cases since March. That work was recently published in the journal Nature Biotechnology.
We also hear from the mayor of Stamford about how wastewater data will shape that city’s public health response.
And we check in with Yale epidemiologist and Governor Lamont advisor Dr. Albert Ko. How should Connecticut prepare for a potential coronavirus surge this winter?