VIDEO: Harvard Epidemiologist Dr. George Seage Discusses COVID-19 and Real Estate
I’m posting the YouTube video of our fantastic Zoom call on COVID-19 with Dr. George Seage, Director of Infectious Disease Program at Harvard School of Public Health. Dr. Seage is the Harvard faculty advisor to the Massachusetts COVID-19 Tracing Program.
Some quick take-aways:
Worst virus outbreak since 1918 Influenza Pandemic (could be worse actually)
Massachusetts is actually not in good shape. We may run out of ICU units and ventilators.
We won’t be back to “normal” until July-August.
It will take longer to get back to normal because government leadership won’t take stricter mitigation – he recommends 2 week national shelter in place
Masks and gloves in public but strict social distancing (stay at home) & frequent hand washing remains best
Even when we get back to work and school, there will be flare-ups over 12 months until we get a vaccine. Some cities/areas could go back to lockdown status
Real estate agents: DO NOT HOLD OPEN HOUSES OR SHOWINGS. STAY AT HOME. If you do so, wear full protective gear and make visitors wear also.
Attorneys: It’s unreal that you don’t have remote notarization yet. What are these legislators thinking!? If you need to interface with clients, wear full protective gear (mask, gloves). Stay at least 6 ft. away. Wash and disinfect everything after.
Link to video is here: https://youtu.be/huATzARYffs