Robert Gallo, MD

Co-Founder and Director, Institute of Human Virology, University of Maryland School of Medicine

Recorded, June 24, 2020

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Join Dr. Robert Gallo, live Wednesday, June 24, 2020, as he shares his perspective on ways to think about, deal with, and potentially treat the COVID-19 pandemic.

Dr. Robert Gallo, the Co-Founder and Director of the Institute of Human Virology at the University of Maryland School of Medicine, is best known for co-identifying HIV as the virus that causes AIDS. He has spent much of his career making discoveries to help eradicate the virus. Dr. Gallo has been interviewed numerous times during the COVID-19 pandemic and has recently proposed that a polio vaccine may hold promise against the SARS-CoV-2 virus.

Dr. Gallo is also the Homer and Martha Gudelsky Distinguished Professor in Medicine and Co-founder and International Scientific Advisor, Global Virus Network. He received his MD from Jefferson Medical College and was a researcher at the National Cancer Institute for more than 30 years. He is a member of the National Academies of Science and the Institute of Medicine, and has won the Albert Lasker Award in Medicine twice—in 1982 and in 1986.

Every virus is different, really different. It’s like another species.

You see something in the animal kingdom, and you can get lessons on how to respond to certain things, but each presents unique and special problems.

––Dr. Robert Gallo

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    Given your rich experience: what do you think is going to happen in the next 6 months, 12 months, 3 years? Will there be a preventative vaccine sometime soon?

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    Can you explain the link between the polio vaccine and a potential solution for the Coronus virus?

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    How long is the period between exposure to COVID-19 and 1) testing positive? 2) Developing symptoms?

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    Considering the lack of sanitation, close proximity, overlying health issues, etc, significant outbreaks in the homeless community are not occurring. What could explain this?

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    Has the reported $1.2b the Trump administration invested in vaccine research been of any value?

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    Is there a definitive guideline on domestic animals spreading COVID-19 ?

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    What’s the doctor’s opinion regarding the AZD1222 vaccine? How does it compare with other candidates?

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    Is there anything viruses feed on that could be avoided when working in an environment known to have a virus present?

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    How does what’s happening now compare with the beginning of the AIDS crisis?

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    Thank you for a amazing talk!!!

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    As a musician and a music therapist when will it be safe to sing or play a wind instrument?

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    For someone who had Guillain Barre Syndrome, how safe is it to get any vaccine?

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    Can you please talk about the COVID-19 disease outcome in children. Why are their symptoms so different? Initially people said they are not affected as much as older people are because of a difference in ACE2 receptor. But now it looks like they are also showing symptoms related to the vascular system which may be pointing back to ACE2. What is view on this?

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    thank you

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    Please explain how the immune system is being confounded by the virus, sometimes leading to excess inflammation and the “cytokine storm”, and why this happens more in older people.