Legendary virus hunter speaks out after getting infected

Legendary virus hunter speaks out after getting infected 1

 

Legendary virus hunter Peter Piot developed coronavirus symptoms in March and is still experiencing the aftereffects. He speaks with Christiane Amanpour about his ordeal.
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55 Comments on "Legendary virus hunter speaks out after getting infected"

  1. The Darkskin Philosopher | May 21, 2020 at 7:05 PM | Reply

    โ€œLegendary Virus Hunterโ€

  2. Tracy Davison | May 21, 2020 at 7:08 PM | Reply

    Please educate those who claims itโ€™s just the flu๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿพ

  3. Menzie Hrovat | May 21, 2020 at 7:10 PM | Reply

    OMG I had that 5 years and I was in the hospital for almost a month what your saying is right

  4. Samantha R. | May 21, 2020 at 7:15 PM | Reply

    Imagine being so sick in the head that youโ€™re willing to vote for a man that has downplayed a virus that ultimately killed close to 100,000 currently, just to โ€œown the libsโ€

    • maybe you’ll be #100,001.

    • HippiiChick | May 21, 2020 at 9:17 PM | Reply

      @Spade pretty much. I personally blame this weird obsession with trump everyone has. The entire existence of the left and the right revolves around Trump now, it’s turning them both into cults, which is funny cause they both see each other as a cult but refuse to recognize it within themselves.

    • BILL MURRAY | May 21, 2020 at 9:31 PM | Reply

      @Kim Wallace That’s something NOBODY ever considered.
      Could explain why Melania
      stays away from him.
      She was showing us even then
      how to do social distancing.
      Your thoughts here…………..

    • Amanda Crawford | May 21, 2020 at 9:42 PM | Reply

      MC KO Trump didnโ€™t close the country. He said itโ€™s up to the governors to handle it. He made the PPE and med supply worse by GIVING China 17 tons of PPE and med supplies to China when he was praising China for its response to Covid 19. And now that we are where we are almost a 100k dead and almost 40 million unemployed his re-election chances looking bad. He is demanding the country reopened. Sending his cult out to storm state building with guns. He is a threat to our country and I am sorry you canโ€™t see that.

    • Where were you we he closed down air travel from China and Europe?

  5. alicia burney | May 21, 2020 at 7:16 PM | Reply

    Dr.Piot๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿพ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿพ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿพ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿพ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿพ๐Ÿค“โ—โœŒ๐Ÿพ๐Ÿ˜Ž
    Thank You๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿ’œโ—๐Ÿ’ฏโ—๐Ÿ™๐Ÿพ

  6. Nadine Parsons | May 21, 2020 at 7:19 PM | Reply

    This guy is a hero, too. I do wish him well. I’m Dutch. It’s just a bummer that he got it. I’m fearful of my parents getting it. They live in Oregon and my dad will be 80 in October. My mom and dad are just hunkering down hunkering down hunkering down. ๐Ÿ’œ

    • citizenxgen | May 21, 2020 at 8:50 PM | Reply

      sounds like they have had a good run. perhaps they want to get it if it means not having to talk to you

    • It’s sad that he got the virus and I’m very glad he’s recovering. It’s beneficial that an expert can tell us about his experience as he is a reliable source and can really educate us.

    • @11STARFIRE I so hate our current government. They’ve killed thousands and they just don’t care. Money and power is all they’re concerned about.

    • Rob123 Houton | May 21, 2020 at 9:38 PM | Reply

      ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™

    • 11STARFIRE Bill Gates is dangerous.

  7. Robert Schlesinger | May 21, 2020 at 7:21 PM | Reply

    Very interesting and worthwhile video.

  8. Jude Christenson | May 21, 2020 at 7:38 PM | Reply

    Thank you so much for sharing this. God bless you!

  9. I’m truly sorry to hear you’ve been ill. I’m glad to see you are still here. ๐Ÿ˜‡

  10. Billy Hoyle | May 21, 2020 at 7:43 PM | Reply

    It’s sad that some people don’t believe that this virus is any worse than the flu. It’s a new virus and even though its effected millions, we still don’t know everything about it. Its already shown to have many different levels of symptoms. So when people think it’s ok to open the country back up because it’s only the flu and it only kills older and sick patients, I think they’re not taking this seriously enough.

    • What’s worse is people freak out about this virus (rightfully so) but cardiovascular disease and strokes kill 600,00 + Americans every year. But we won’t see people emphasizing better health practices for a healthy heart… In a small town like mine as a Vol Firefighter we got cardiac arrest calls (3-6 a day) and overdoses still from the heroin epidemic daily, but this virus makes headlines and will stay on people’s minds longer and will pe politicized by all media outlets and government officials…

    • @Sinister Minister I’m an American and I do take personal responsibility for my actions. A lot of us do. Unfortunately we have a criminal president and staff and you hear mostly from the whiny right wingers who are Trumps drones. The silent majority are staying home and making do. We are careful and willing to put up with inconvenience to emerge safely. We need to get rid of the Orange Hitler and friends. Please don’t judge us all by the far right. They’re nuts.

    • @Tony F you’re right but this has been killing 30,000 a month. That’s horrific. A lot of cardiac problems are due to choice. Not that that really matters but the way this virus spreads is alarming.

    • shelovestowander | May 21, 2020 at 9:30 PM | Reply

      Tony F oh my god the lack of education are just horrendous. This is a virus and it is 1 to 100 transmissible, that could overwhelm the healthcare that could end up killing more than any transmissible disease. Heart disease is not transmissible, it is mostly self infected, its that not clear enough? This virus is new, and China didnโ€™t really report correctly of how much damage it does to to Wuhan population. So thats why the Scientist and all other healthcare workers are scared because we donโ€™t know much about it.

    • @Todd Todd Yeah but 30k a month = 360k a year, not even half that of cardiovascular disease death alone not including stroke and its not choice entirely, I know people who were health nuts all their life and still have heart problems in older adulthood, working with EMTS I seen and heard of kids and even babies less than a year old have heart issues, young adults (18-30yrs.) of normal physique have heart attacks. This is a horrific virus but humanity is a greater threat to itself in its ignorance for health/safety and other issues (gun-violence, car accidents, war , etc) and even our climate impact threatens humanity in the long-run but we act blind to all the things we could be doing better, but this virus only woke people up about the true mortality of humans once it barred them from getting haircuts and going to the bars. Our first-responders and famlies already had tragedies in their communities for years but the public doesn’t see the impact until the news cares to cover it. And the moment we aren’t inconvenienced anymore we will acknowledge this point in history but not change a thing…

  11. Felipe Gonzalez | May 21, 2020 at 7:52 PM | Reply

    What is really worrisome is that he says that w/o vaccine it will be not possible to control the pandemic. And that there is no guarantee that a vaccine will be found.

    • Paul Krueger | May 21, 2020 at 10:28 PM | Reply

      Yep, america doesn’t have the ability to do more than slow the virus. 100,000 deaths is only the beginning.

  12. John Drummond | May 21, 2020 at 7:54 PM | Reply

    Two months ago I had exhaustion, headache, and positional vertigo for a week after watching the Tyson Fury fight during a party at my brother-in-law’s. I thought at the time it was just the world’s worst hangover. A week after that, my sister had a 5-day fever. At the same time, my wife’s asthma started a month-long flare-up. Were they all connected? Were they actually mild instances of Covid-19? The fact that we still can’t even get an antibody test because we were neither “sick enough” at the time nor front-line healthcare workers is an indictment of the American healthcare system.

    • justtestingonce | May 21, 2020 at 8:58 PM | Reply

      Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious Rod Bud heโ€™s referring to antibody tests

    • Sorry man, you are just part of a 360 million population. But if it makes you fell better i haven’t been tested yet either, and like you, I’m still alive.

    • Julie Kunkel | May 21, 2020 at 9:15 PM | Reply

      Iโ€™m so sorry you have been ill I hope trump is out heโ€™s very dangerous and just crazy

    • freeleafinthewind | May 21, 2020 at 9:33 PM | Reply

      Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious Rod two months ago you couldn’t get tested in my state if you weren’t admitted to the hospital.

    • harriett ann ediger | May 21, 2020 at 10:22 PM | Reply

      @Cold Beer Sorry man, my sister is dead !

  13. KING Brotha | May 21, 2020 at 8:10 PM | Reply

    Soooooooooo……subliminal message speaking, Peter is pretty much saying….”you may recover, but it doesn’t go away…and even worse…it comes back unexpectedly….kind of like people with HIV….you know…that AIDS thing.”๐Ÿ˜ช๐Ÿ˜ช๐Ÿ˜ช๐Ÿ˜ช๐Ÿ˜”๐Ÿ˜”๐Ÿ˜”๐Ÿ˜”

    GET WELL PETER, WE NEED YOUR MEDICAL EXPERTISE. AND YOUR FAMILY NEEDS YOU BROTHA…KEEP KICKING THE WUHAN VIRUSES….)o(

  14. This Amanpour reporter oozes talent. i find her quite excellent

  15. Ordinary Mo | May 21, 2020 at 8:32 PM | Reply

    It sounds like he caught what he was looking for.

  16. I donโ€™t understand why people say โ€œitโ€™s just the fluโ€. Have these people ever had the flu?!?! I had it when I was 29 (young) and Iโ€™ve never been so sick in my life. Fever for almost two weeks, dry, painful cough, exhaustion. I couldnโ€™t lift head off the pillow and I had no appetite for nearly two weeks. It was a really bad flu season and that was the last time I ever skipped the flu shot. This sounds like itโ€™s worse and Iโ€™m afraid of getting it.

    • Armed Archangel | May 21, 2020 at 10:00 PM | Reply

      Didn’t get the flu vaccine did you?

    • Sharon H the answer to your question is, because they are idiots !

    • Ignacio Nava | May 21, 2020 at 10:23 PM | Reply

      I think people just don’t know the difference between the flu and a common cold. idiots.

    • @Armed Archangel flu dont kill 90000 Americans in 2 months

    • Nyshita Cruz | May 21, 2020 at 10:52 PM | Reply

      I relate to your experience. This same thing happened to me about 6 yrs ago, and I have never skipped a flu vaccine after that either. It was so bad. It was a month long ordeal that I will never forget. It was awful. When ppl say itโ€™s only the flu…๐Ÿคฆโ€โ™€๏ธ.

  17. Debbie Marquis | May 21, 2020 at 9:02 PM | Reply

    It’s obvious that he is still not well…

  18. Two months and he’s still not fully recovered. This virus is not very deadly, but that’s no joke.

  19. marian smith | May 21, 2020 at 9:21 PM | Reply

    Sure hope he does not get advanced Pulmonary problems.

  20. Once I recovered from the exhaustion, I literally had to learn to walk with stability again. Now at 70 years of age, I have no problem walking 8 kilometers a day, but I never thought that I would be able to do that again.

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