Dr. Louis Profeta: Should college campuses open up for students this fall?

Welcome to episode # 62 of Fraternity Foodie, as we speak with Dr. Louis Profeta about his experiences in treating COVID-19 patients and his outlook for the future in terms of this virus. Dr. Profeta is a nationally recognized, award-winning writer, TED Talk speaker, and Emergency Physician at St. Vincent Hospital of Indianapolis, a level 1 trauma center. He has cared for more than 60,000 patients. He is the best-selling author of the critically acclaimed book The Patient in Room Nine Says He’s God. He is a dynamic and sought-after public speaker and frequent guest on TV and radio. His essays entitled A Sunday Talk on Sex, Drugs, Drinking and Dying and A Very Dangerous Place for a Child is College may be the most read and shared essays in history on the topic of drugs, sexual assault, and alcohol abuse on college campuses, having been read by millions. His 2018 essay I’ll Look at Your Facebook Profile Before I Tell Your Mother You’re Dead has become one of the most read articles in the world on social media. Most recently, he was again named LinkedIn Top Voice in Health Care, and is a speaker on college campuses for Greek University. We ask Dr. Profeta about what it’s like treating COVID-19 patients, the app for healthcare workers to say prayers with the patients, the risk to college students, should colleges and universities open up this fall, how we can protect faculty and staff on college campuses that might be more vulnerable, how we can get our students to think globally to be a part of the solution for this virus, how college students should be acting in public places and stores, the full impact on healthcare workers in terms of their stress and mental health, and whether hospitals will be prepared for a second wave of COVID-19 in the fall. Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6NGv9iy33vU