Driving Away COVID-19


Like contracting COVID-19 and having a bad outcome, car accidents have both preventable and non-preventable components. In the shadow of the new Omicron variant, Dr. Charles Prober breaks down the analogy of how managing the risks associated with serious COVID-19 infections is similar to managing the risks associated with driving.

“We can get out of this pandemic by doing the things that we know work. Please do so, and stay safe.” – Charles Prober.

Dr. Charles Prober is the Senior Associate Vice Provost for Health Education at Stanford University and Founding Executive Director of the Stanford Center for Health Education. He is a Professor of Pediatrics, Microbiology and Immunology. He is an expert in pediatric infectious diseases with an academic career focused on the epidemiology, pathophysiology, prevention, and treatment of infections in children.

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