Ep. 173 Pandemic Ethics: Is Public Health Out of Control?

Our guest is Euzebiusz (Zeb) Jamrozik, MD, PhD, a practicing internal medicine physician and fellow in ethics and infectious diseases at the Wellcome Centre for Ethics and Humanities at the University of Oxford. He is head of the Monash-WHO Collaborating Centre for bioethics at the Monash Bioethics Centre. His academic work on infectious disease ethics is focused on vaccines, vector-borne disease, and drug resistance. Dr Jamrozik is lead author of the report of a Wellcome Trust funded project on ethical and regulatory issues related to human challenge studies in endemic settings.

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LINKS:

  • Jamrozik E and Heriot G. “Imagination and remembrance: What rolw should historical epidemiology play in a world bewitched by mathematical modelling of COVID-19 and other epidemics.” (In History and Philosophy of the Life Sciences free text available)
  • Jamrozik E and Heriot G. “Not in my backyard: COVID-19 vaccine development requires someone to be infected somewhere.” (In The Medical Journal of Australia free text available)
  • Euzebiusz Jamrozik and Michael Seldeling. Human Challenge Studies in Endemic Settings: Ethical and Regulatory Issues (Springer, 2020, free text available)

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Ep. 172 Adventures in Defibrillation

Our guests are Thomas Wingert, a patient, Bogdan Enache, an electrophysiologist at Centre Hospitalier Princesse Grace in Monaco, and Saurabh Jha, an Associate Professor of Radiology at the Perelman School of Medicine and the University of Pennsylvania.

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Point/Counterpoint on Halting the Implantation of Subcutaneous ICD. Editorial by B. Enache and J. Mandrola in JACC Electrophysiology.

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Ep. 170 From Pandemic to Endemic: Living with COVID-19

Our guest is Professor David Heymann is an American physician and epidemiologist based at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. He has held leading positions at the WHO for more than 20 years, coordinating global responses to epidemics such as Ebola, AIDS, polio, and SARS. He also served as Chairman of Public Health England from 2009 until 2017. He shares his perspectives on post-pandemic life and on opportunities for the public health sector.

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Ep. 169 COVID-19: Why Consequentialism Fails

In the aftermath of the dramatic surge of COVID cases and deaths in India, Michel Accad and Anish Koka revisit the question of lockdowns and the principles that should inform the response to epidemics.

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Ep. 167 COVID in India: The View from Bangalore

Our guest is Dr. Somalaram Venkatesh, interventional cardiologist In private practice in Bengaluru, India. He shares his thoughts on the current severe surge of COVID in India. Dr. Venkatesh obtained his medical degree and completed his cardiology training at PGI, Chandigarh. He is now director of cardiology at Aster Hospital, Bengaluru.

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Ep. 166 Clinicians and Probabilistic Reasoning, with Dan Morgan

Our guest is Dan Morgan, MD, MS, a physician and epidemiologist in Baltimore, Maryland. He is Associate Professor of Epidemiology and Medicine at the University of Maryland School of Medicine, Chief Hospital Epidemiologist at the Baltimore VAMC, and a fellow at the Center for Disease Dynamics, Economics and Policy (CDDEP). We discuss a recent paper he co-authored about probabilistic diagnostic reasoning among clinicians.

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Ep. 165 Shawn Whatley on Deconstructing Medical Socialism

Our guest is Shawn Whatley, a physician in Canada who is the author of the recently released book When Politics Comes Before Patients: Why and How Canadian Medicare Is Failing. Dr. Whatley is past-president of the Ontario Medical Association and is a senior fellow at the MacDonald-Laurier Institute for Public Policy in Toronto. 

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