Doctor & Public Health expert explains current state of the pandemic (Restore it All Podcast #79)

Lindsey Schulz MD/MPH visits us again to give us an update on the current state of COVID-19. There is good and bad news, as we are in the midst of the third wave of cases and deaths. But the good news is that health care professionals have learned a lot about the virus in the last several months that have helped to reduce the death rate somewhat, and improve quality of life for those suffering from the illness. We discuss the logic of closing schools, restaurants, and bars, and Lindsey’s interesting thoughts on that, which are actually a bit different than what I hear in the news.  We also discuss case positivity rate, and how it doesn’t mean what you think it means.  Next week’s episode will focus on the vaccines that we now know about, but this week we will just talk about the current state of the disease itself.

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Written by W. Curtis Preston (@wcpreston). For those of you unfamiliar with my work, I've specialized in backup & recovery since 1993. I've written the O'Reilly books on backup and have worked with a number of native and commercial tools. I am now Chief Technical Evangelist at Druva, the leading provider of cloud-based data protection and data management tools for endpoints, infrastructure, and cloud applications. These posts reflect my own opinion and are not necessarily the opinion of my employer.

2 thoughts on “Doctor & Public Health expert explains current state of the pandemic (Restore it All Podcast #79)

  1. Darlene says:

    I use Podbean for my podcasts as I can download them and listen to them when I have the time to do so.

    As an instructor I should have the ability to add Other and specify what I use to the survey. This survery shows that you don’t want to hear about any of the other possible opinions.

    • W. Curtis Preston says:

      That seems a bit harsh. :).

      This “survey” is simply an app to connect the listener to their favorite podcatcher, where they can leave a rating. Podbean is indeed a popular podcatcher, but it does not allow ratings. So your complaint is with podbean, not with me or

      What do you think of my podcast? Did you come just for the COVID info, or are you a regular listener?

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