Michael T. Osterholm on Coronavirus
‘My job is not to scare you out of your wits, its to scare you into your wits’
Michael Osterholm is the director of the Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy (CIDRAP) in America.
Check out his interview by Joe Rogan about how we should be prepared for Coronavirus.
What he explains:
- hand sanitizers
- face masks
Here is the full interview:
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Michael Osterholm is the author of Deadliest Enemy: Our War Against Killer Germs
The World Health Organisation has assessed Coronavirus as a pandemic.
This is part of the statement from WHO Director General Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus:
“WHO has been assessing this outbreak around the clock and we are deeply concerned both by the alarming levels of spread and severity, and by the alarming levels of inaction.
We have therefore made the assessment that COVID-19 can be characterized as a pandemic.
Pandemic is not a word to use lightly or carelessly. It is a word that, if misused, can cause unreasonable fear, or unjustified acceptance that the fight is over, leading to unnecessary suffering and death.
Describing the situation as a pandemic does not change WHO’s assessment of the threat posed by this virus. It doesn’t change what WHO is doing, and it doesn’t change what countries should do.
We have never before seen a pandemic sparked by a coronavirus. This is the first pandemic caused by a coronavirus.”
Read the full statement HERE
Coronavirus The Situation in Northern Ireland
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