As far as infectious diseases go, there’s no one more knowledgeable on the topic than Michael Osterholm, who appeared on Joe Rogan last night to give his expert insight into the coronavirus crisis.
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Osterholm is a public health scientist (or ‘medical detective’ as he puts it) and director of the Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy (CIDRAP) at the University of Minnesota. He’s dedicated his life to tracking down infectious diseases, trying to stop them, and finding out where they come from.
Here’s just a clip of what he had to say about COVID-19 and all the misinformation around coronavirus:
Well that doesn’t sound too promising, does it? Especially this bit:
It’s just beginning. In terms of the hurt, pain, suffering, death that has happened so far is really just the beginning. This is going to unfold for months to come. We’re gonna be in some hurt for the next few months.
He also says that protective masks are mostly useless, vaccines are a long way off, and that we’re going to have to wait this thing out at least three to six months. Warmer weather won’t make a difference either apparently because according to Osterholm, Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) is easily transmitted in warm weather.
Any positive news to report at all? Well apparently all you can do is build up your immunity by staying in shape, eating healthily, getting enough sleep, limiting alcohol intake, and taking your other medications regularly.
Should we take everything Michael Osterholm is saying as gospel? You could point out how he plugs his book during the podcast, but at the end of the day he’s been right about everything so far and he is a certified expert and has a reputation to protect – so I’m inclined to take him seriously.
You can check out the full podcast below – an hour and a half of detailed information about coronavirus from the person who would know best:
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