FLASHBACK FRIDAY – Alan P. Zelicoff, MD – Microbes: Are We Ready for the Next Plague

Air Date: 4-24-2020|Episode 583

Original Air Date 6-27-2008 | Episode: 87

This week we Flashback to a prescient show with Dr. Alan Zelicoff. This show was done almost 10 years ago and was called Microbes: Are We Ready for the Next Pandemic. Radio Joe will be online joining the conversation as we look back to see what was recommended vs. what actually happened with COVID19. This Is a unique opportunity to look at the warnings of Dr. Z and how we responded. Did Dr. Z do a good job of predicting the future? Listeners are encouraged to listen to this show and then listen to our most recent show with Dr. Z below. We think it will be an enlightening experience.



Alan Zelicoff is a physician (board certified in internal medicine 1992, clinical fellowship in rheumatology, 1983) and physicist (A.B., Princeton, 1975), who has had a varied career including clinical practice, teaching, and operations research. In the latter roles, he was Senior Scientist in the Center for National Security and Arms Control at Sandia National Laboratories from 1989 to 2003.

Dr. Zelicoff’s interests include risk and hazard analysis in hospital systems and office-based practice, and in technologies for improving the responsiveness of public health offices and countering biological weapons terrorism. Dr. Zelicoff has traveled extensively in countries of the former Soviet Union and has led joint research projects in epidemiology of infectious disease, while establishing Internet access at Russian and Kazak biological laboratories. He is the author of numerous text book chapters and articles in these subjects, and is a frequent contributor to Op-Ed pages in the Washington Post and other newspapers. Dr. Zelicoff’s book on this subject is: Microbe: Are we Ready for the Next Plague? Available on Amazon.

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