COVID-19: Is Our Cure Worse Than The Disease? | With Dr. Paul Offit



As panic descends and aggressive lockdown measures start in the US, are we causing more harm on a population level than good?

Regardless of the answer, we need to discuss the question. Legendary vaccine scientist and rationalist Dr. Paul Offit and I discuss the current response to the COVID-19 epidemic, relationships to influenza and RSV, absolute vs. relative risk, which populations we should target most for social distancing, the fecal-oral spread of this novel coronavirus, comparisons to norovirus and rotavirus, and a deep dive into vaccine development and its challenges.

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