first_img @HelenBranswell HealthSTAT+ Conversations: A discussion with Dr. Ashish Jha Tags Coronaviruspublic health Editor’s note: A recording of the conversation is embedded below. “We may be done with a pandemic, but the pandemic is not done with us,” said Ashish Jha, director of the Harvard Global Health Institute.Jha sat down with STAT’s senior writer for infectious disease, Helen Branswell, to discuss the reality of Covid-19. He warned: “The reality is this virus is with us.” People might want it to go away, but that doesn’t mean it will. “It’s almost like Groundhog Day. We’re going to have to live the same story over and over.”advertisement Helen Branswell About the Author Reprints Senior Writer, Infectious Disease Helen covers issues broadly related to infectious diseases, including outbreaks, preparedness, research, and vaccine development. By Helen Branswell June 16, 2020 Reprints Their conversation touched on masks (he’s come to believe in them) and how to reopen schools (people are “way underestimating the risks”), as well as new data on the steroid dexamethasone, which seemed to improve survival in one study. Jha said he was excited, but said “all of the excitement is based on what I’ve seen in a one page press release.” Watch the whole interview above. STAT+ Conversations: A Conversation with Dr. Ashish JhaVolume 90%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard ShortcutsEnabledDisabledPlay/PauseSPACEIncrease Volume↑Decrease Volume↓Seek Forward→Seek Backward←Captions On/OffcFullscreen/Exit FullscreenfMute/UnmutemSeek %0-9 facebook twitter Email Link EmbedCopiedLive00:0056:5756:57 last_img