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A weekly report on the COVID-19 pandemic from infectious disease expert Michael Osterholm, PhD, MPH. Dr. Osterholm is the director of the Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy (CIDRAP) at the University of Minnesota and has spent a career investigating outbreaks. Since 2005, he has emphasized supply chain and other vulnerabilities and a critical need for pandemic preparedness. In this podcast, Dr. Osterholm dissects the latest COVID-19 news, data, and guidance.

CIDRAP’s Chris Dall, MA, is the cohost of the Osterholm Update and a reporter for CIDRAP News. http://www.cidrap.umn.edu

The Osterholm Update: COVID-19 CIDRAP

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A weekly report on the COVID-19 pandemic from infectious disease expert Michael Osterholm, PhD, MPH. Dr. Osterholm is the director of the Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy (CIDRAP) at the University of Minnesota and has spent a career investigating outbreaks. Since 2005, he has emphasized supply chain and other vulnerabilities and a critical need for pandemic preparedness. In this podcast, Dr. Osterholm dissects the latest COVID-19 news, data, and guidance.

CIDRAP’s Chris Dall, MA, is the cohost of the Osterholm Update and a reporter for CIDRAP News. http://www.cidrap.umn.edu

    Episode 110: A COVID Marathon

    Episode 110: A COVID Marathon

    In "A COVID Marathon," Dr. Osterholm and Chris Dall discuss Paxlovid rebound cases, vaccines for children under 5, and the impact of the BA.5 variant in the U.S. and around the world. Dr. Osterholm also provides an update on the monkeypox outbreak and shares a Celebration of Life from one of our listeners.

    Email us your questions: OsterholmUpdate@umn.edu

    Donate to support this podcast: https://www.cidrap.umn.edu/donate

    Kira's Celebration of Life, the COVID March to Remember: https://runsignup.com/Race/Events/NY/Brooklyn/COVIDMarchtoRemember

    Browse the podcast and CIDRAP merchandise store: cidrap.umn.edu/shop

    Episode 109: Rejecting the Status Quo

    Episode 109: Rejecting the Status Quo

    In "Rejecting the Status Quo," Dr. Osterholm and Chris Dall discuss the BA.5 surge in cases in the US and around the world, assess the risk of reinfection with BA.5, and answer a COVID query about isolation guidelines.

    Email us your questions: OsterholmUpdate@umn.edu

    Transcript now available: cidrap.umn.edu/ep-109-transcript

    Donate to support this podcast: https://www.cidrap.umn.edu/donate

    "Confronting 21st-century monkeypox" (Dr. Osterholm and Bruce Gellin, Science): https://doi.org/10.1126/science.add9651

    "Is BA.5 the ‘Reinfection Wave’?" (Ed Yong, The Atlantic): https://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2022/07/ba5-omicron-variant-covid-surge-immunity-reinfection/670485/

    Josh's beautiful place: cidrap.umn.edu/josh-beautiful-place

    Browse the podcast and CIDRAP merchandise store: cidrap.umn.edu/shop

    Episode 108: Living with COVID

    Episode 108: Living with COVID

    In this episode, Dr. Osterholm and Chris Dall discuss the state of the pandemic in the U.S. and internationally, the rise of the BA.5 subvariant, and what living with COVID currently looks like for Dr. Osterholm.

    Email us your questions: OsterholmUpdate@umn.edu

    Donate to support this podcast: https://www.cidrap.umn.edu/donate

    Transcript now available: https://www.cidrap.umn.edu/ep-108-transcript

    Christina's beautiful place: https://www.cidrap.umn.edu/christinas-beautiful-place

    Browse the podcast and CIDRAP merchandise store: cidrap.umn.edu/shop

    Episode 107: A BA.4 and BA.5 World

    Episode 107: A BA.4 and BA.5 World

    In this episode, Dr. Osterholm and Chris Dall discuss the state of the pandemic in the U.S. and around the world, the BA.4 and BA.5 subvariants, and the recent approval of vaccines for children under 5. Dr. Osterholm also provides an update on monkeypox and shares a Celebration of Life from one of our listeners.

    Email us your questions: OsterholmUpdate@umn.edu

    Transcript now available: cidrap.umn.edu/ep-107-transcript

    Browse the podcast and CIDRAP merchandise store: cidrap.umn.edu/shop

    Episode 106: COVID Meteorology

    Episode 106: COVID Meteorology

    In "COVID Meteorology," Dr. Osterholm and Chris Dall assess the state of the pandemic in the US and around the world, discuss the data on the Novavax vaccine, and provide updates on monkeypox and influenza. Dr. Osterholm also answers a COVID query on the original strain of SARS-CoV-2 and shares a Celebration of Life from one of our listeners.

    Email us your questions: OsterholmUpdate@umn.edu

    Browse the podcast and CIDRAP merchandise store: cidrap.umn.edu/shop

    Episode 105: COVID-19, Monkeypox, and Pediatric Hepatitis

    Episode 105: COVID-19, Monkeypox, and Pediatric Hepatitis

    In "COVID-19, Monkeypox, and Pediatric Hepatitis," Dr. Osterholm and Chris Dall discuss the relatively lower rates of severe COVID illness and death in the US and many other parts of the world, the global monkeypox outbreak, and the latest on the rise in unexplained pediatric hepatitis.

    Email us your questions: OsterholmUpdate@umn.edu

    Browse the podcast and CIDRAP merchandise store: cidrap.umn.edu/shop

    Merril's beautiful place: https://www.cidrap.umn.edu/merrils-beautiful-place

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
2.7K Ratings

2.7K Ratings

KBGho ,

Rational and Compassionate

My partner and I are extremely thankful to Dr Osterholm and his team for this podcast. Along with the critical thinking, we appreciate the the dedications (the shelter animal dedication made us cry). Living in an upside-down world where the pandemic still rages but most people act like it’s 2019, it’s grounding to listen to science-based reports delivered with kindness - and humility about the unknown. Thank you all!

R0ccoP ,

Thank you! My Go-To Source!

Thank you Dr Osterholm!

T1v4 ,

Thank you!

I’m so great full for this thoughtful, carefully reasoned and researched podcast. I learn so much from every episode. Dr O is a real humanitarian and at times I’m left in tears.

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