E16 – Medical Fails: *Coronavirus Edition* (with Dr. Robert Bednarz!)

“Science knows no country, because knowledge belongs to humanity, and is the torch which illuminates the world.” – Louis Pasteur

We interrupt your regularly scheduled episode to bring you a special interview from the UK with medical professional and host of the podcast, “The Patient Will See You Now”Dr. Robert Bednarz!

Reporting from the front lines of “the Great Toilet Paper Shortage of 2020”, Erik and Robert discuss Medieval medicine, The Crimean War, the Spanish Flu of 1918, as well as the historical parallels of the current Covid-19 pandemic and what you can do to help stop it from becoming a worst case scenario…

Music Clip: “The Time They Are A-Changin’” – Bob Dylan (1964)


The New York Times: “Coronavirus Could Overwhelm U.S. Without Urgent Action”

Current Coronavirus Pandemic Statistics: https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/

Erik Slader

Erik Slader is the creator of “Epik Fails of History” a blog (and podcast) about the most epic fails… of history. With Ben Thompson, Erik is the co-author of the Epic Fails middle grade book series, including The Wright Brothers: Nose-Diving Into History and The Race to Space: Countdown to Liftoff. His latest book, “2299” is a sci-fi / noir novella. Erik is also an editor on Podcasters Assemble and a co-host on 2 Young 4 This Trek, as well as a contributor to Geek to Geek Media and ComicZombie.net! He has a Bachelor’s Degree in Digital Media, once managed a comic book shop, has a weakness for fancy coffee as well as retro video games, and currently lives in Green Cove Springs, Florida with too many cats.

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