Benyamin Cohen (left) interviewed Dr. Ran Nir-Paz (right), an infectious disease physician, about the latest research on the coronavirus. Benyamin Cohen (left) interviewed Dr. Ran Nir-Paz (right), an infectious disease physician, about the latest research on the coronavirus. Benyamin Cohen (left) interviewed Dr. Ran Nir-Paz (right), an infectious disease physician, about the latest research on the coronavirus. (Photo: Lightspring / Shutterstock)

Podcast: 'This is a once-in-a-century disease' says infectious disease expert

Dr. Ran Nir-Paz of Hadassah Hospital in Jerusalem explains the cutting-edge research being done to combat the global pandemic and when he thinks life will return to normal.

Dr. Ran Nir-Paz, like physicians all across the world, is on the frontlines treating dozens of coronavirus patients each and every day at Hadassah Hospital in Jerusalem. While we are staying at home and doing our part to stem the tide of this global pandemic, the infectious disease expert and his colleagues are tirelessly racing towards a cure.

In addition to overseeing patients, Dr. Nir-Paz and his colleagues in Israel have jumpstarted various avenues of research. They are one of the first in the world to conduct new studies on three different drugs – Avigan, Selinexor and Camostat Msylate – that might have the ability to mitigate the symptoms of the coronavirus. He's also teamed up with the World Health Organization and others on studies related to how we come out of lockdown.

“So there's plenty of projects going on,” Dr. Nir-Paz explained. “I'd say that in regular times you wouldn't get too much of those together. But these are special times, so you try to do whatever you can.”

In this brand new podcast episode, we chat with Dr. Nir-Paz about the latest developments surrounding the coronavirus, what new research is on the horizon and when he thinks life outside will begin to reanimate.

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Podcast: 'This is a once-in-a-century disease' says infectious disease expert
Dr. Ran Nir-Paz of Hadassah Hospital in Israel explains the cutting-edge research being done to combat the global pandemic.