Episode 8

How Israel is combating Coronavirus, and how the pandemic is affecting business


March 20th, 2020

36 mins 58 secs

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About this Episode

Discussion with David Larav who is from Israel, currently living in Colorado, and has family living in Israel. David is a business owner and we discuss current impacts to business and what we expect for the future of small business.

  • How Israel has been rapidly acting to proactively contain coronavirus. They have had some of the most stringent entry actions to prevent spread of infection.
  • Home testing for coronavirus and why it may not be very reliable. Why drive through testing is a better model for testing.
  • Israel is reportedly using cellphone data to determine who has come in contact with infected people to prevent spread.
  • Health care in Israel compared to the United States.
  • How coronavirus has currently impacted David’s small business and changes he has had to implement.
  • Gilman’s Vietnam business and how it has impacted his software development company.
  • With coronavirus the way we do business and educate people may be changed forever.
  • Deregulation will help to solve our staffing shortages during the pandemic and may impact the future of how medicine is practiced.
  • Italy’s shortage of medical equipment to deal with coronavirus has been a big factor in their high death rates. The US is also vulnerable at this time to the same issues and things that may help us get through equipment shortages.
  • A high rate (48%) of 20-64 year olds are being hospitalized in the US, but are more likely to survive, but this could change if medical equipment becomes unavailable.
  • Sharing equipment or transporting patients between states may become difficult as states look to protect their resources for their own people who may become sick.
  • If you want to see what likely will happen in the US, just look at Europe.
  • Gilman and David discuss the expected difficulty getting life back to normal after people are in quarantine.

If you have questions, information, or have unique insights you can discuss with us on the podcast - please email covid@gilmanwolsey.com