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The Peter Attia Drive

Mar 20, 2020

In this episode, Dr. Peter Hotez M.D., Ph.D., Dean for the National School of Tropical Medicine Baylor College of Medicine, returns to continue the conversation on COVID-19. Dr. Hotez informs us on how we can gauge the number of infected people, behaviors to reduce the probability of becoming infected, and the inconsistency of hospitalizations among young adults between different countries.  Dr. Hotez underscores the continued uncertainty in many virus-related developments, but ends with some points of optimism.

Disclaimer: This is information accurate as of March 19, 2020, when it was recorded.

We discuss:

    • How to gauge true number of infected people [5:45]
    • Reducing the probability of getting infected [22:45]
    • Inconsistency by country in infected young people [27:15]
    • Conferred immunity, seasonality, and repurposed therapeutics [30:30]
    • Vaccine development [39:30]
    • Practical behaviors to reduce risk of transmission [46:00]
    • Mental Health resource and funding [51:00]
    • Points of optimism [56:00]; and
    • More.

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