Many experts say a flu pandemic is clearly on the horizon, so the question is– Are we ready for a flu pandemic?
My guest today says- not so much -as he outlined in a NY Times op-ed earlier this week.
CIDRAP director, Michael Osterholm PhD joined me to discuss his views on why he believes we are woefully unprepared for the coming flu pandemic.
We’re not ready for a flu pandemic by Michael Osterholm and Mark Olshaker
Other podcasts with Dr Osterholm:
- Pandemic vs epidemic: What’s the difference and why does it matter?
- Antibiotic crisis looming: Osterholm’s thoughts
- Dr. Mike Osterholm discusses infectious diseases and his new book ‘Deadliest Enemy: Our War Against Killer Germs’
- H7N9 avian influenza in China: Should we be worried?
- Houston floods: What are the infectious disease risks?
- MERS: Will it ever spread out of the Arabian peninsula such that the rest of the world should be concerned?
- Raw water: ‘In defiance of everything science tells us’
- The growing anti-vaccine movement: A discussion with Dr Peter Hotez
- Infectious diseases Year-in-review 2017 with Dr Judy Stone
- Crimean-Congo Hemorrhagic Fever: Increasing spread predicted
- Lyme disease: New research on Borrelia burgdorferi persistence
- Outbreaks and the role of health promotion
- Bacterial meningitis and vaccinations: A discussion with Dr. Leonard Friedland
- Animal research: The benefits, the regulations and the reality
- Guinea worm disease: A discussion about the ‘fiery serpent’
- The cost of measles: A CDC review
Intro music: “Rapture” by Ross Bugden