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Episode 39 – Former NFL Star Survives COVID-19 & Meets Trump / Whitmer

Episode 39 – Former NFL Star Survives COVID-19 & Meets Trump / Whitmer
Episode 39 – Former NFL Star Survives COVID-19 & Meets Trump / Whitmer

Today we were joined by Mark Campbell a former tight end for the University of Michigan. After playing ten years in the NFL, Mark went into healthcare and is now CEO with Medkinect, a medical testing and supplies company. Mike and Kevin discuss Marks very recent trip to the White House, his battle against COVID-19, and Governor Gretchen Whitmer’s strategy in locking down parts of the economy. #COVID-19 #Coronavirus #TestKits

Show Notes

[00:33] Introducing today’s guest, Mark Campbell [01:39] How did you know you had coronavirus? What were the symptoms? [02:30] “My temperature was 102.6” [2:50] The testing center would not test him and instead told him to go home and quarantine [03:11] “I had the worst version of it” [03:43] “All of these numbers we are studying are off!” [04:00] The numbers of cases aren’t even close to the truth according to Mark [05:11] Mark was sick for 17 days total and the worst symptom was the pneumonia and breathing issues [06:03] “I couldn’t get the oxygen I was looking for” [06:44] Mark describes telling his wife and kids he loved them because he didn’t know if he’d ever see them again [07:42] Mark is in good shape and a former NFL player, he never thought he would get COVID 19 [09:49] “You can’t get direct answers as a patient” and “that’s hard” [11:05] Mark’s small business that usually makes other medical equipment is running COVID testing [11:37] The volume and distance from big labs make results hard to obtain quickly [12:27] Mark was discharged the day he got my results [13:14] Mark outlines the different tests available for COVID 19 [14:07] According to Mark, there are about 70 new types of tests being developed [14:53] Why are tests not more accessible to the general public? [16:19] Did you take hydroxychloroquine? Does hydroxychloroquine help people with coronavirus? [17:25] At what point in your treatment did you take hydroxychloroquine? [18:15] Why Mark didn’t want to go on the ventilator and tried everything to avoid that [19:00] “Within 8-12 hours, I started to feel better” [19:30] Kevin talks about the controversy in Michigan regarding hydroxychloroquine [20:20] President Trump’s office contacting Mark after CNN interview [21:30] Mark’s invitation to the White House to talk about his experience with the coronavirus [21:50] Talks about his experience flying commercially, “There were three people on my plane” [22:15] Mark describes schedule changes and the DC whirlwind experience [24:00] Mark passed through three security check and had to go to the medical office before entering the White House [25:05] How Mark met Andrew Giuliani and got connected to this opportunity [25:50] Vice President Mike Pence and his discussion with survivors of coronavirus [26:36] Mark’s media interviews with Vice President Pence [27:00] Mark got to enter the Oval Office and talk alone for about 10 minutes with President Trump. They discussed Mark’s illness, hydroxychloroquine, testing, and sports. [27:47] No one shook hands with the President, but they did take pictures [28:40] “Behind closed doors, you get a different guy” [29:40] Why do you think he wanted you there? What was the purpose of the visit? [30:30] It was Vice President Pence’s program to show that some people have gotten over the virus and share stories of hope [33:13] “No matter what you think about President Trump, he’s taking a lot of heat” [33:50] Mark’s experience was right in the middle of when Whitmer had the controversy with the hydroxychloroquine [34:54] “It’s confusing messaging for the public” [35:56] Why is there conflict between White House advisors and President Trump on their recommendations of hydroxychloroquine? [37:08] Politicians, money, and corruption in the system [38:08] Mark’s thoughts on insurance companies with his small businesses and with his experience with COVID 19 [41:00] Mike talks auto insurance and criticizes All state and State Farm’s response to the pandemic

 [43:06] “We’re looking for the loopholes, but the insurance companies are smart”

[43:56] The insurance companies should be helping the communities because they have the money to do so [45:00] Insurance companies want to wait as long as possible to settle because they compound interest every day that they keep the money [46:00] Think about garaging your cars that you don’t use [48:30] Mark’s going to talk to Governor Whitmer about testing [49:40] What’s your opinion about people who had it and if they can get it again? Mark talks about Dr. Fauci’s answers [51:38] What about the people who are carriers? [54:10] Mark critiques Whitmer’s orders but does see some of it that makes sense [57:10] A lot of things she is doing doesn’t make sense to people [58:15] Mark talks about how kindness gets lost in politics [58:30] Closing remarks
Episode 39 – Former NFL Star Survives COVID-19 & Meets Trump / Whitmer

Content checked by Mike Morse, personal injury attorney with Mike Morse Injury Law Firm. Mike Morse is the founder of Mike Morse Law Firm, the largest personal injury law firm in Michigan. Since being founded in 1995, Mike Morse Law Firm has grown to 150 employees, served 25,000 clients, and collected more than $1 billion for victims of auto, truck and motorcycle accidents. The main office is in Southfield, MI but you can also find us in Detroit, Sterling Heights and many other locations.

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