In the video interview with Fox Business, Lipkin said: "If it can hit me, it can hit anybody".
Though Lipkin said he had an idea of where he contracted the virus, he declined to name the location and stressed that it was irrelevant because the virus has already spread throughout the United States. "You can get it anywhere", he added.
Dr. Ian Lipkin, a frequent television guest and medical consultant on the pandemic thriller.
Lipkin, director of the Center for Infection and Immunity at Columbia University, who advised director Steven Soderbergh on the realistic 2011 movie, revealed his condition after discussing the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic on Fox's "Lou Dobbs Tonight" on Tuesday. Because I have COVID as of yesterday. It's miserable. If it can hit me, it can hit anybody.
During the interview, Lipkin asserted that if he can contract the virus, anyone can.
"But it doesn't matter". He is said to have been instrumental in identifying the West Nile virus which was the cause of the encephalitis epidemic in NY in 1999.
Asman also asked about the drug trials and Lipkin said, "Until we complete those blinded trials, we won't know in fact what's effective". "It's extraordinarily important that we harmonize whatever restrictions we have across the country because we have porous borders between states, between cities". "It's going to hurt... but we should do it". The doctor advised that "the best tool we have is isolation and confinement". Over 800 people have died from the coronavirus in the United States. "We need to do that very cautiously".
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