The myth of feeling safe from the pandemic: former CDC chief Tom Frieden

The Myth of Feeling Safe From the Pandemic | Former CDC Chief Tom Frieden | GZERO World

Although COVID will likely become endemic sometime this year in some parts of the world, the virus will still rage on everywhere else.

On GZERO World, Ian Bremmer catches out on the pandemic's state of play with former CDC chief Tom Frieden, who has a message for everyone who hasn't gotten vaxxed yet: do it, since new variants could emerge and make the virus more deadly.

Frieden says he's stunned by how infectious COVID is compared to other diseases — and that's why those who claim they can predict what's going to happen in a few weeks don't know what they're talking about.


Frieden thinks China should get better vaccines to the most vulnerable, and accept "almost" zero-COVID, like Singapore.

If we've learned anything from COVID, it's that we need to invest a lot more in public health. And now that many parts of the world have moved on from COVID, should we be worried about monkeypox?

Certainly, but we need to know more about the disease, Frieden tells Bremmer.

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