Skip to main content

Dr. Michael Osterholm

Kirk Cousins

Kirk Cousins on Osterholm COVID briefing: 'It was what it was'

The Vikings quarterback is almost certainly unvaccinated heading into the 2021 season.

hockey

How hockey rinks may make it easier for COVID-19 to spread

Dr. Michael Osterholm reckons the cool and warm air in a rink can trap the virus.

covid-19, coronavirus

Washington Post IDs Minnesota as possible emerging COVID hot spot

Minnesota health officials say the uptick in cases is concerning.

dr. michael osterholm

Relief fund will support families of healthcare workers who died of COVID-19

Dr. Michael Osterholm has partnered with the St. Paul and Minnesota Foundation to launch the Frontline Families Fund.

thanksgiving turkey

Experts say stay home this Thanksgiving, 'bubble' before if you'll go anyway

"If you can't bubble yourself," Osterholm says, don't go home.

coronavirus, covid-19, don't give up

Mystery of how long people lose taste and smell from COVID-19

Those aren't the only symptoms that can drag on post-infection.

coronavirus, Iowa

Osterholm: Walz's restrictions could slow COVID-19 'maybe a little bit'

Osterholm believes much stricter mandates are needed to slow the pandemic.

Michael Osterholm

U of M's Osterholm named to President-elect Biden's COVID-19 advisory board

The board has prominent doctors and scientists tasked at guiding Biden's transition to president and planning for the federal response to the virus.

Halloween, trick-or-treating

Osterholm on safe trick-or-treating: 'I would say go ahead with it'

The infectious disease expert's opinion doesn't align with the CDC's guidance.

coronavirus, covid-19, don't give up

Osterholm: Next 6-12 weeks will be 'darkest' of pandemic

The ominous message comes as Minnesota's case and deaths are increasing.

coronavirus

Phase III COVID-19 vaccine trial halted after 'potentially unexplained illness'

Dr. Michael Osterholm said he'd be surprised if the illness was caused by the potential vaccine.

Michael Osterholm

Osterholm: Stop mischaracterizing my comments about face masks

The leading epidemiologist has cleared the air over his previous comments on mask wearing.

school, classroom, students

Osterholm: School districts should decide if they return to school or not

A decision is supposed to be announced "by the week of July 27."

Screen Shot 2020-05-27 at 1.47.56 PM

COVID-19 fall peak? Osterholm not expecting a massive 2nd wave

The fall peak has long been dubbed a "worst-case scenario" by Dr. Osterholm.

Screen Shot 2020-05-27 at 1.47.56 PM

Osterholm reiterates COVID-19 going dormant could be bad signal

The infectious disease specialist has said this a few times now.

PPE, coronavirus, covid-19

U of M's Dr. Michael Osterholm discusses the future of the pandemic

Osterholm has been preaching what he calls "straight talk" about the pandemic.