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Advancing Humanity Episode 88: COVID-19 – How did we get here, and where are we headed in 2021?

Advancing Humanity Episode 88: COVID-19 – How did we get here, and where are we headed in 2021?


Dr. Salah Qutaishat is an Infectious Disease Epidemiologist at International Infection Prevention Group with a PhD in microbiology and immunology.

His past positions include:

  • System Manager and then the Director of infection prevention
  • Lead the System Infection Prevention Team. The system included 7 acute care hospitals, multiplicity ambulatory care services, land long term care facilities.
  • Senior Clinical Advisor of Infection Prevention
  • He is a passionate executive within the healthcare epidemiology, infection prevention, clinical excellence, and information technology sector with 30+ years of industry experience and success.

Though Salah has an extensive scientific background, his focus on overcoming this pandemic is on our social behavior.

Some questions answered in this interview:

  • What happens to your body when you get COVID?
  • Short term & Long term effects?
  • Quarantine rules…why shouldn’t the vulnerable populations have to isolate rather than those who may have had it or who are not too concerned?
  • What about the new mutation that is more contagious ?
  • How promising is this vaccine?
  • I am hearing that the complexity of this virus must be manmade and therefore must have been released from a lab in China…?
  • Will life be back to normal? What can be normal, what can’t be?
  • How long will we be wearing masks?
  • Kids? Why aren’t kids spreading this or being less symptomatic?
  • COVID toes? A thing?
  • Herd immunity?
  • Which countries are successful, criteria for that and which are not?
  • Vaccines? Chances of these being harmful long-term?
  • Testing – what are we doing well, what is not going right? Are countries counting correctly? There’s some controversy around this.
  • What should people do in order to help us get back to “normal”
  • Should we believe all that Dr. Fauci is telling us? Shouldn’t it be a team approach?
  • Are teachers in danger or safe?
  • When will we get back to “normal”?

Charle speaks to you with a genuine passion for making this world a better place to live. She interviews people who contribute to this quest and is willing to challenge the status quo. As an American living in Canada, her worldly understanding of cultural diversity allows her to have an open-mind and equitable discussion around a large variety of topics. Her background brings an intriguing perspective as an educator, soon-to-be clinical therapist, and parent of three boys. She has a knack for recognizing changes that need to occur within ourselves and within our social systems.


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