Episode 46

COVID-19 and SARS-CoV-2 with Immunologist Dr Heather Zwickey


March 21st, 2020

40 mins 50 secs

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About this Episode

This episode provides a synopsis on the Coronavirus with a natural twist. Rose sits down with the perfect guest, Dr Heather Zwickey, who is both knowledgeable and articulate. Dr Zwickey has a PhD in immunology and microbiology, and is currently working as a professor and researcher examining the effects of natural medicines on the immune system.

Key Highlights

• Dr Zwickey’s origins in immunology (1:35)
• Virus = SARS-CoV-2. Disease = COVID-19 (3:10)
• Why is this virus more pathogenic than other viruses? (4:10)
• What is emerging data telling us about the spread of this virus? (8:15)
• COVID-19 in comparison to previous pandemics (9:55)
• 48 hours from exposure to symptoms (11:30)
• Who is at risk? (13:50)
• Conventional treatments available for Coronavirus (22:55)
• The potential of natural medicine (29:00)
• Is there any risk in supplementing with vitamin D and zinc? (37:10)

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