EP. 36: CORONAVIRUS QA WITH DR. ALEX LICKERMAN, M.D.

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At the moment as I publish this, there are 340,000 cases of the Coronavirus and over 9,700 deaths from it in the U.S. Over 70,000 deaths world wide.

The amount and velocity of information on the pandemic is overwhelming and much of it conflicts. Do this - don't do that. I need help parsing all of it.

Enter Dr. Alex Lickerman, M.D.

Alex is a direct primary care physician at ImagineMD, spending the first 20 years of his career as a leader at the University of Chicago, where he ran primary care for seven years and taught generations of today’s leaders in medicine. There he enjoyed a reputation as “a doctor’s doctor,” caring for many physicians who are themselves today considered leaders in their fields.

I wanted to talk with Alex about the Coronavirus because of his unique qualifications as a physician and his work in resilience. Alex is the author of, The Undefeated Mind: On the Science of Constructing an Indestructible Self that formed the basis of the landmark Resilience Project, which he began while at the University of Chicago.

Short show (36 mins) but I get to ask a lot of questions that he kindly answers in detail

  • Comparisons New York vs Chicago
  • What's unique about the Coronavirus
  • Current best treatments
  • Separating fact from the news
  • Symptoms and timeframes
  • What should I do if I get sick?
  • How long will this last?
  • Tylenol, Advil - which ?
  • The problem with hydroxychloroquine
  • Percentages - sick or very sick
  • Hospital capacity in the US
  • On face masks
  • How long will this last?
  • Why and how we can be calm

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