Eric Feigl-Ding on COVID19 and his work against the virus

Dr. Eric Feigl-Ding is an epidemiologist and health economist and a Senior Fellow at the Federation of American Scientists in Washington DC, and Chief Health Economist for Microclinic International. He was previously a faculty and researcher at Harvard Medical School and Harvard Chan School of Public Health between 2004-2020, and an epidemiologist at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital.  

In January 2020, he was recognized in the media as one of the first to alert the public on the pandemic risk of COVID-19. He focuses his efforts on analyzing COVID-19 trends, stop COVID-19 misinformation, advocate for public health, and improve health policy. Dr. Feigl-Ding’s work focuses on the intersection of public health and public policy.  

He also currently works on social-network based behavioral interventions for prevention, drug safety, diabetes/obesity prevention, and public health programs in the US and globally. He has further expertise in designing and conducting randomized trials, systematic reviews, public health programs, and improving health policy. 

Lyrics to the song that was inspired by the interview: 


It's often hard to know what to do 
You hear different arguments, points of view 
What is wrong, and what is true? 
On the subject of the virus 

Our attitude to mortality 
How we feel about authority 
Filter and form all our opinions 
Am I being righteous? 

But if in doubt about how to act 
Then always do, what's best for other people 

Where a mask that filters well 
Wash your hands, distance and gel 
Open windows, ventilate 

Run in the mountains, swim in the sea 
Build robust immunity 
Limit your plate and watch your weight 

So kids can go back to school 
Cos keeping them at home is cruel 
Don't ruminate or hesitate 

Don't trust to fate or leave it late 
Calculate it could mutate 
If you postulate or speculate 
Or read posts about conspiracies 

And if in doubt about vaccines 
Browse horrible photos of defeated diseases 

Birth defects brought on by Rubella 
The terrible shock of Chickenpox 
Parents in hysteria, kids with Diphtheria 

Would you like Hepatitis or Rotavirus? 
Or the evils that come from Measles 
It's cretinous to risk tetanus 

You don't want your kids low with Polio 
Only silly men scoff at Whooping Cough 
You'll feel like a chump if they get the Mumps