Doctor Francis Collins is stepping down as director of the National Institutes of Health after 12 years. He reflects on his legacy and his agency's efforts in the fight against COVID-19.
This week, the U.S. passed 60,000 deaths from COVID-19 and more than one million people are now infected. And Diane’s guest, Dr. Michael Osterholm, says the country is still in the very early stages of this public health crisis. So, what exactly does that mean? And what might our lives look like as scientists race to come up with a vaccine?
Diane asked Dr. Osterholm these questions and how hopeful he is that the medical community can find therapies to treat the virus.
Dr. Osterholm is the director of the Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy at the University of Minnesota. Diane spoke with him Thursday afternoon.
- Dr. Michael Osterholm Regents professor and director, Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy, University of Minnesota; frequent consultant to the WHO, NIH, CDC and FDA; member of both the National Academy of Medicine and the Council on Foreign Relations
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