Tired of reading contradictory facts about Covid-19? Same! Thankfully, Harvard Medical School's own, Dr. Abraar Karan, is here to breakdown the scientific facts about the virus. If you are curious about how coronavirus spreads, how long it lasts on surfaces or in the air, why some people asymptomatic, the current treatments being used, and why we are just now being recommended to wear masks- this is a MUST listen.
Dr. Abraar Karaan is an internal medicine doctor at the Brigham and Women's Hospital and Harvard Medical Schoo along with his involvement with the Doris and Howard Hiatt Residency in Global Health Equity. He earned his MD from the UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine, an MPH from the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health; a Diploma in Tropical Medicine and Hygiene (DTM&H) from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine; and his undergraduate degree w/ distinction from Yale. Over the past two years, Dr. Karan has been studying epidemic response as a more specific example of these themes. His previous work over the past 13 years has included projects working on combatting infectious diseases in Latin America (Mexico, Honduras, Nicaragua, Haiti, Dominican Republic), Asia (India, Thailand), and Sub-Saharan Africa (Rwanda, Uganda, Mozambique). His writings and medical journals have been featured in the New England Journal of Medicine, The Lancet, The BMJ, Academic Medicine, Health Affairs, NPR, Vox, Los Angeles Times, Scientific American, Huffpost, the Boston Globe, and other major publications. His book, "Protecting the Health of the Poor", was released in December 2015 and is available on Amazon.
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