#117 - Stanley Perlman, M.D., Ph.D.: Insights from a coronavirus expert on COVID-19
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In this episode, Stanley Perlman shares insights from his impressive career studying coronaviruses—both the common and more deadly ones, like MERS and SARS. In comparing preceding coronaviruses with SARS-CoV-2, Stanley discusses how other coronaviruses can aid our current understanding of, and be used to infer about, COVID-19. He also gives his thoughts on durable immunity, therapeutic strategies, and future outbreak preparedness.   We discuss: His background and early work with coronaviruses [2:45]; The coronavirus family—various types, common traits, and scientific understanding [9:00]; The origin of viruses, animal to human transmission, R_0, immunity, and more [17:45]; Insights from the 2002 SARS outbreak [28:30]; Insights from the 2012 MERS outbreak [35:00]; Comparing SARS-CoV-2 to MERS, SARS, and other coronaviruses [42:00]; COVID-19 survivor potential for long-term damage [53:30]; Using the current pandemic for lessons on future preparedness [57:00]; Genetic drift and the potential for long-term immunity to COVID-19 [1:07:00]; Prevention and treatment strategies for COVID-19 and future diseases [1:22:30]; Alternative hypothesis to the origin of SARS-CoV-2 [1:32:30]; Determining durable immunity to COVID-19 and what a successful vaccine looks like  [1:34:30]; and More. Learn more: https://peterattiamd.com/ Show notes page for this episode: https://peterattiamd.com/stanleyperlman Subscribe to receive exclusive subscriber-only content: https://peterattiamd.com/subscribe/ Sign up to receive Peter's email newsletter: https://peterattiamd.com/newsletter/ Connect with Peter on Facebook | Twitter | Instagram.
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