In this chaos caused by the dreaded Coronavirus in the United States, there is noise, uproar, and fear all around. There are very few voices of reason and one of them is that of Dr. Knut Wittkowski. Who is Dr. Knut Wittkowski? He is an epidemiologist and scientist who was at Rockefeller University and has more knowledge of how people get infected and how epidemics occur and spread than most other medical personnel because he has been doing deep research on these subjects for more than 35 years. He is trying hard to guide people in these terrifying times and is frustrated by the government response to the Coronavirus which he feels is incorrect and weak. Here are a few details from Dr. Knut Wittkowski’s wiki.
Dr. Knut Wittkowski’s Bio
Dr. Knut Wittkowski is highly educated and qualified to speak on epidemics and how they affect people. He received his Ph.D. in computer science from the University of Stuttgart after working on it from 1983 to 1985. Then he obtained his ScD degree in Medical Biometry from the University of Tubingen on which he worked from 1986 to 1993. He was a visiting professor at the University of Waterloo in the Statistics and Actuarial Sciences department for six months before he worked for another six months at the Centers for Disease Control as a guest researcher.
He Founded His Own Company
He was then a researcher at an HIV center for three years before working as a consultant for a year at the New York Academy of Medicine. He then spent two decades working as a biometrician at The Rockefeller University Hospital in New York City before putting in another 20 years as a senior research associate in New York City. He then founded his own company named ASDERA LLC where he is currently occupied for the last five years. It is obvious that Dr. Wittkowski has decades of solid research and work experience in different capacities and he has studied epidemiology from a very close angle. So when he speaks people listen and with good reason.
He is Fighting Viral Diseases
His advice is very important because he and his company are currently engaged in studies of viruses like the Coronavirus and SARS-CoV-2. This is exactly what the city of New York is battling with even as there is a danger of the Coronavirus spreading all across America. He is trying to develop novel drugs from studying genetic data. His work is very important and he has been cautioning politicians about the likelihood of viral diseases spreading in America for a while now. No wonder he is an angry man as he can see that people are suffering because of what he believes was the insufficient response to the Coronavirus from the public health officials and politicians.
A Humble Appeal to be Heard
How upset Dr. Wittkowski is with the current situation can be gauged by his words which he recently spoke
“I’m Knut Wittkowski. I was at the Rockefeller University, I have been an epidemiologist for 35 years, and I have been modeling epidemics for 35 years. It’s a pleasure to have the ability to help people to understand, but it’s a struggle to get heard.”
A Controversial Theory Involving Children
People believe that American health officials soft-pedaled the risk of Coronavirus in the beginning and now the citizens are paying for that terrible blunder. Dr. Wittkowski is several steps ahead of all this and is actively working towards a solution for this terrible epidemic. He is talking about his theory of “herd immunity” which is proving to be very controversial as it involves children being exposed to the virus so that they develop immunity against it and then their antibodies can be used to treat older patients who are vulnerable to the dreaded Coronavirus.
A Man of Deep Knowledge
He is raising a lot of shackles with his novel theory but the time to take extreme measures has long come. If anyone has a handle on this situation and knows what he is talking about it is Dr. Knut Wittkowski who has been studying epidemics and modeling them on his computers for the last 35 years. He is a voice of reason and knowledge and people would do well to listen to him.