President-elect Joe Biden recently announced a new 13 member COVID-19 advisory board to guide his administration during the transition period.

One of the members is Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy (CIDRAP) Director Michael Osterholm, PhD, MPH.

Dr Osterholm has been a guest on this show numerous times over recent years. He joined me today to discuss issues that elicit questions and debate–lockdowns, or a “pause”, mask mandates and COVID-19 testing.


Other interviews with Dr Osterholm:

Dr. Mike Osterholm on COVID-19 testing, death rates and more

Acute flaccid myelitis in Minnesota: An interview with Michael Osterholm, PhD

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?

Got Smallpox? merchandise

Chronic Wasting Disease and the CIDRAP program

The flu pandemic clock is ticking: Are we ready?

Pandemic vs epidemic: What’s the difference and why does it matter?

MERS: Will it ever spread out of the Arabian peninsula such that the rest of the world should be concerned?

What’s happened to Zika? Is the outbreak in the Americas over?