My good friend Dr. Jean-Francois Rossignol has some interesting thoughts on this coronavirus.
First, understand that Jean-Francois is going to be the smartest guy in the room. He just is. An infectious disease physician, a scientist, a developer of drugs, Jean-Francois has been on the front lines of some of the worst epidemics. Cholera. Malaria. When I say front lines, I mean in the hot zones. Right there. So, he is imminently qualified to talk about this. First words out of his mouth about this coronavirus, “We just don’t know.” It’s still a mystery in many ways. He’s not even sure where it came from. Dr. Rossignol does know one thing about it. He says it’s enormously contagious. Like nothing he’s seen before.
That said, he doesn’t believe it’s going to be terrible for everybody. As in, you will have it and not know it. Like a cold and then it’s gone. What Jean-Francois worries about is that small segment of the population most vulnerable. Those with compromised immune systems and the elderly.
He doesn’t expect a fast fix either. A treatment and vaccine are both months away. “Don’t expect anything tomorrow,” he says. Dr. Jean-Francois Rossignol has research studies going on all over the world. He’s developing new drugs through his Romark Laboratories. He travels all the time. Not now though. Jean-Francois is staying home for awhile. Why? Coronavirus. I’m always listening to the smartest guy in the room.