7 August 2020

Going viral: The mess in America

COVID-19

Dr David Lim and Dr Amesh Adalja discuss the test-trace-isolate method, how COVID-19 will be endemic in the US for a long time and asymptomatic transmission.

 

In this episode:

– If the test-trace-isolate method was used very early then lockdowns would not be necessary at all
– The government has failed in its core mission – as a result, COVID-19 will be endemic in the US for a long time
– Asymptomatic transmission is the main reason why COVID-19 is so problematic

Host: Dr David Lim, GP
Guest: Dr Amesh Adalja, intensivist and biosecurity expert; senior scholar, Johns Hopkins University Centre for Health Security
Total time: 35 mins

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