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"Coronavirus 101" on the True Philadelphia Podcast. We break down the basics of what the medical community knows and doesn't know with Dr. @JuddHollander at @JeffersonUniv Hospital. Listen now: https://t.co/N3pxdnpPis @6abc pic.twitter.com/cflpU23iNz— Matt O'Donnell (@matt_odonnell) March 18, 2020
Dr. Hollander is an associate dean at Jefferson University Hospital's medical college, an emergency room doctor and has been working on a project to expand "telemedicine" which he also explains in this podcast.
Recorded on March 17, 2020 at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Center City, Philadelphia.
In this podcast:
We break down what a virus is (2:17).
What a coronavirus is (3:34).
How COVID-19 began (4:40).
How it jumped from animal to human and "wet markets" in China (5:10).
The conspiracy that COVID-19 is a bioweapon (6:24).
How the virus spreads from person to person (7:35).
How this forced us to change our habits and hygiene (8:48).
The changing notion of "playing hurt" and going to work sick (9:20).
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Why it is so important to be mindful of those who aren't equipped to fight the infection (10:55).
Why the infection rates with children are so low (11:40).
If you can give the coronavirus to a pet and vice-versa (12:38).
What we know about the overall rates of infection (13:48).
What we know about the death rate (15:05).
The biggest difference between COVID-19 and the flu (16:10).
If the coronavirus could become season like the flu (16:30).
The unpublished study that finds the coronavirus outbreaks tend to occur in countries that have temperatures ranging between 40-50 degrees Fahrenheit (17:05).
Our worst-case scenario (18:15).
Our best-case scenario (19:38).
What Dr. Hollander would do if he could go back in time one month (20:40).
How this pandemic will change us as a people (21:49).
The importance of growing telemedicine, a specialty of Dr. Hollander's (22:25).
How we should reassess public gatherings in the future (26:19).
The ongoing battle between humans and viruses (27:00).
The expected growth in research on anti-viral medicine (27:36).
What Dr. Hollander is most hopeful about (28:05).