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The Peter Attia Drive

Apr 21, 2020

In this “Ask Me Anything” (AMA) episode, Peter explains some observations he’s noticed since switching to a 3-day fasting cycle from the longer fasts, the various things he’s measuring, and some helpful tips for getting through a prolonged fast. He also discusses the role of exogenous ketones in fasting and...

Apr 17, 2020

n this episode, John Barry, historian and author of The Great Influenza: The Story of the Deadliest Pandemic in History, describes what happened with the 1918 Spanish flu pandemic, including where it likely originated, how and why it spread, and what may have accounted for the occurrence of three separate waves of the...

Apr 13, 2020

In this episode, infectious disease and pandemic preparedness expert, Amesh Adalja, M.D., puts the current pandemic into context against previous coronaviruses as well as past influenza pandemics. Amesh also provides his interpretation of the evolving metrics which have contributed to big variations in modeling...

Apr 10, 2020

In this episode, psychiatrist Paul Conti, M.D. discusses the impact of the fear and uncertainty surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic and the resulting stress, anxiety, and trauma it may impart on the population. Paul examines how this situation has highlighted the challenges we face at the societal level as well as the...

Apr 8, 2020

In this episode, Peter sits down with his daughter to answer questions from her and other kids about COVID-19.

We discuss:

  • What is a virus? [1:45];
  • How did this version of coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) start? [4:30];
  • How does COVID-19 compare to SARS and MERS (previous coronaviruses)? [6:00];
  • Will COVID-19 come back again...