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There Can Be Lingering Effects on the Heart Even After Recovering Coronavirus

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There is new evidence that COVID-19 can have lingering effects on your heart. A German study is showing that MRIs of people who have recovered from the coronavirus still had visual signs that the virus had an impact months after recovering. Patients showed signs of ongoing inflammation of the heart muscle. Erika Edwards, health and medical reporter at NBC News, joins us for how COVID-19 can linger in your heart.

Next, household transmission is becoming an increasing worry as young people are infecting older family members in shared homes. Many young adults surged into bars and restaurants when things opened back up and are also among essential workers and it is only a matter of time before they come in contact with family members living in multi-generational homes. Lenny Bernstein, health and medicine reporter at the Washington Post, joins us for more.

Finally, a weird science story. Scientists in Hungary accidentally created a new species of fish called a “sturddlefish.” It is a hybrid of the Russian sturgeon and American paddlefish. Approximately 100 sturddlefish remain alive today, but while they will be cared for, there are no plans to breed more. Daisy Hernandez, reporter at Popular Mechanics, joins us for how these new fish came to be.

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