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Season 2, Episode 9, Transcribed: The Medical View of Coronavirus

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Nathaniel E. Baker 0:36
Okay. Dr. Robert Bednarz, thank you so much for joining us here. It’s my pleasure to have an actual bona fide doctor on the show. I’ve been trying to get somebody who can actually professionally legitimately speak to this coronavirus Covid-19, also known as the Chinese virus if you’re going to quote a certain president, but let’s not go there. What investors want to know, and what you may or may not be able to answer are a couple things: First of all, just how serious of a health crisis is this? And more importantly, how long will this persist? And interesting maybe could also start us with the interesting little detail that you are right now as we speak in self quarantine. Right?

Dr. Robert Bednarz 1:29
Right. Yes. So I can start with all that I can first start with the self quarantine thing, which is why I have time to do all these interviews and podcasts. So last week, as you can hear, I have a cough as well, too. But last week, I had a week off from work where I spent my time in Poland visiting my family and then on returning to Scotland I was ready to go back to work but I started developing this new continuous cough and a runny nose which aren’t the runny nose isn’t as simple Have a Corona virus but the cost is so instead of just testing me the guidelines at the time which have changed now is for just to stay home for seven days. So they told me to stay home for seven days and now I’m home and I there’s no obviously there’s no cop or somebody or some government official outside my door I can I can leave by wanting to but just for my own causes and not put anyone else at risk just in case I do have coronavirus. I am now stuck at home for the week, day and night. This is this is day six. So I’m really excited to finally go out and do some grocery shopping tomorrow. Whatever is left out there.

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Season 2, Episode 9: The Medical View of Coronavirus, From A Bonafide Doctor

With Dr. Robert Bednarz, Host of ThePatientWillSeeYouNow Podcast

Dr. Robert Bednarz joins the podcast to provide his professional opinion on the coronavirus: Just how serious of a health crisis is COVID-19? And how long might it persist until economies around the world can spring to life again?

Dr. Bednarz records from his home in Dundee, Scotland, where he is currently under self-quarantine. Unlike typical guests on this podcast, he has no experience or knowledge of investing or the economy. To that effect, this episode contains no stock picks or tangible views on economics. However, the medical view he supplies is certainly valuable for all members of the investing community.

Content Segments:

  • What is happening in Italy can happen anywhere (2:43)
  • The cases and fatalities in Scotland and how hospitals are dealing with the effects (5:47)
  • Hope relies on the local communities and people should “just stay home” (8:04)
  • The chances of a mutation of the virus exist, but it is unlikely to be more lethal than the current iteration (10:41)
  • Warmer weather should help (13:39)
  • The worst case scenario scaring medical professionals (15:31)
  • What medicines are being used for treatments? Antivirals show some promise (19:30)
  • Masks are useful only for those with symptoms. But buyer beware (23:23)

Quick Highlights From Our YouTube Channel

For more information on the guest:

  • Dr. Bednarz hosts a podcast, The Patient Will See You Now, available on all podcasting platforms, including iTunes and Spotify
  • Twitter: @Robert_Bednarz

Not intended as investment advice.

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