EU Pandemic Adviser Peter Piot "We Will Have to Learn to Live with COVID-19"

Belgian pandemic expert Peter Piot helped discover the Ebola virus, and is currently advising the EU on the COVID-19 pandemic. He is also a survivor of the disease, and found it much worse than he had expected.
Interview Conducted by Johann Grolle und Veronika Hackenbroch
Medical researcher Peter Piot: “When I came home from the hospital, I cried.”

Medical researcher Peter Piot: “When I came home from the hospital, I cried.”

ANDREA ARTZ / DER SPIEGEL

Isolating an Ebola patient in Zaire in 1976: "I thought: 'This is it. I’m going to die.'"

Isolating an Ebola patient in Zaire in 1976: "I thought: 'This is it. I’m going to die.'"

CENTERS FOR DISEASE CONTROL / PICTURE ALLIANCE / DPA
Imag of a SARS-CoV-2 virus: "Suddenly, every part of me seemed to be tired."

Imag of a SARS-CoV-2 virus: "Suddenly, every part of me seemed to be tired."

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DER SPIEGEL 22/2020

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