APB Speaker & COVID-19 Expert, Dr. Michael Osterholm on The Upcoming Months of This Pandemic
02 Feb 2021
Hailed by CNN as “the infectious disease expert who has been warning us for a decade and a half that the world will face a pandemic,” Dr. Michael Osterholm quickly became the go-to expert on the public health impact of COVID-19. A sharp critic of the complacency that led to the current global pandemic, he points to current shortfalls in our system, individual and public health strategies and an urgent need to mobilize our healthcare system. The White House says Biden will sign 10 executive orders and directives meant to boost supplies of medical equipment, COVID-19 tests and vaccines, but Dr. Osterholm recently joined MSNBC explaining why he is “not at all optimistic” about the upcoming months.
Dr. Osterholm predicted a pandemic like COVID-19 in his bestselling book, Deadliest Enemy: Our War Against Killer Germs, where he advocated for a plan to combat "an overwhelming army of deadly, invisible enemies" and laid out a nine-point plan to prevent "the unthinkable from the inevitable." As one of the world’s most accomplished epidemiologists, in his talks he explains the seriousness and severity of COVID-19 and its progression.