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The Peter Attia Drive

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 after we resolve the current issue? [7:15];
  • When will kids go back to school? [7:45];
  • How has the US surpassed China in total cases, and how could we have been better prepared for this? [8:30];
  • Should have we started to quarantine sooner than we actually did? [11:45];
  • What about herd immunity? Would it be easier if we all just got the virus so we could be immune? [13:45];
  • Which age groups are the least and most at risk for getting a deadly version of the virus? [15:00];
  • Why do we have to wipe down packages that are delivered to our homes? [16:30];
  • How a lack of preparation and discipline led to this troubling situation [18:45];
  • Is China to blame for all of this? [24:15];
  • What did Olivia think when her parents pulled her out of school before it was mandated? [26:30];
  • What's been the hardest part of this for Olivia? [27:50];
  • What does Olivia appreciate now that she probably didn't appreciate in the past? [28:50];
  • How are Olivia’s zone 2 workouts going? [30:00]; and
  • More

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