UCSF Medical Grand Rounds with Department Chair Dr. Bob Wachter
Recommended: Two veteran experts (interviewer is Bob Wachter, UCSF chief of medicine) on mistakes and good moves on COVID virology, immune response and evasion, boosters, long COVID, treatment, ventilation, masking, dining out, travel, public attitudes, media malpractice, death threats, politics… and humility.Steve Heilig, MD
Speaker: Michael Osterholm, PhD, MPH is Regents Professor, McKnight Presidential Endowed Chair in Public Health, the director of the Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy (CIDRAP), Distinguished Teaching Professor in the Division of Environmental Health Sciences, School of Public Health, a professor in the Technological Leadership Institute, College of Science and Engineering, and an adjunct professor in the Medical School, all at the University of Minnesota. In 2020-21, Dr. Osterholm served on President-elect Biden’s COVID-19 Transition Advisory Board. Program Bob Wachter: Introduction 00:02:44–00:59:17 – Conversation with Michael Osterholm, MD, MPH (University of Minnesota)Ps, via John’s Hopkins today:Biden on ‘60 Minutes’: ‘The pandemic is over’(POLITICO) President Joe Biden said “the pandemic is over” in discussing Covid during an interview that aired on Sunday evening on CBS’ 60 Minutes. “The pandemic is over,” the president told Scott Pelley as they talked last week at the Detroit Auto Show. “We still have a problem with Covid. We’re still doing a lot of work on it … but the pandemic is over. if you notice, no one’s wearing masks. Everybody seems to be in pretty good shape. And so I think it’s changing.” Despite Biden’s statement, Covid has continued to exact a toll in the United States and around the world. The John Hopkins Coronavirus Resource Center lists more than 2 million Covid cases in the country in the last 28 days, with hundreds dying from the disease every day.