Episode 34 - Dr. Suzanne Donovan
- Ebola Outbreak Discussion Revisited
Revisiting our conversation with Dr. Suzanne Donovan and her harrowing work on the Ebola outbreak and the parallels to the COVID19 pandemic.
Dr. Suzanne Donovan
In this episode, we revisit our conversation with Dr Suzanne Donovan and her harrowing work on the Ebola outbreak. As Dr. Donovan breaks down her first time fighting overseas against this truly terrible disease, one can't help but draw the similarities and foreshadowing between her work in a nation in desperation, and the COVID pandemic that was just around the corner.
1:40 How is Ebola spread? Why is the outbreak so bad in West Africa?
4:20 Why were so many doctors dying from Ebola?
6:20 Evacuating doctors back to the US?
7:30 What is the treatment for Ebola in Africa?
10:00 Transmission timeline for Ebola
14:30 What was the scene like on Dr. Donovan's first day in the African hospital?
17:48 Contact tracing and testing for Ebola
19:50 Healthcare worker safety in West Africa
22:23 Dealing with dead bodies?
23:36 Dr Donovan compares how governments in third world countries handle health crisis differently than the US
25:36 The progress in HIV/AIDS treatment over the years
Produced & Edited by: AJ Moseley
Hosted by: Dr. Steven Taback & Bill Curtis
Sound Engineering by: Steve Reikeberg
Theme Music by: Celleste & Eric Dick