Is Herd Immunity the Answer for COVID-19? With Kirk Parsley, MD

  Kirk Parsley served as an Undersea Medical Officer at Naval Special Warfare Group One from June 2009 to January 2013. While there, he led the development and supervised the group’s first Sports Medicine Rehabilitation center. He is a former SEAL, and received his Medical Degree from Bethesda, Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences (USUHS) in 2004. He interned in Obstetrics and Gynecology at Balboa Naval Hospital San Diego in 2005 and subsequently completed a Navy residency in Hyperbarics and Diving Medicine in 2006. His philosophy for wellness is simple; in order to optimize our health and get the most

out of our bodies and minds, we must live more closely to the way we evolved as a species. He believes that many diseases and disorders that we accept as “inevitable” in modern society are unnecessary complications of poor sleeping habits, living in a toxic environment, eating foods we were not designed to digest, and allowing stress to overwhelm us. His passion is to help his patients and clients achieve the highest quality of life possible, and realize their health, performance, and longevity goals.

Time Stamps: 

9:28 Start of Podcast
10:13 Kirk’s background
20:13 USS Theodore Roosevelt Coronavirus outbreak.
21:38 Kirk on isolated contagions.
24:13 Why is the death toll low?
26:48 Do you want to get exposed to Coronavirus?
31:58 Active vs. total cases (worldometer).
34:33 Diamond Princess/USS Theodore Roosevelt data.
35:28 Covid-19 Antibody Seroprevalence.
37:48 The importance of antibody testing.
39:58 Do we know if Covid19 is killing people who already were going to die from other illnesses?
46:08 Calculated risks of living our lives.
48:25 Pneumonia and flu data.
59:28 Is Coronavirus going to kill the same amount of people as the flu does?
1:06:43 Herd Immunity.
1:15:13 Tribalism.
1:16:18 Can we control this virus?
1:30:02 Farr modeling/other resources
1:50:43  How to optimize your health to combat Coronavirus.
1:59:58 Where to find Kirk online.
2:02:58 The most radical thing Kirk has done recently.