Ep. 175 Jay Bhattacharya on Public Health

Our guest is Jay Bhattacharya, Professor of Medicine and Health Policy at Stanford University. Professor Bhattacharya is also research associate at the National Bureau of Economics Research, a senior fellow at the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research, and director of the Stanford Center on the Demography of Health and Aging.

Dr. Bhattacharya gained international prominence during the COVID pandemic for his contributions to determining the infection fatality rate of the virus, and for his criticism on broad coercive lockdown policies and vaccine mandates. Along with colleagues Martin Kulldorff and Sunetra Gupta, he wrote the Great Barrington Declaration of focused protection which has garnered 860,000 signatures to date.

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Jay Bhattacharya: Twitter and Stanford page

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Ep. 174 Adventures in Fibrillation

Our guests are John, a patient with an extraordinary story to tell, and Dr. John Mandrola, a cardiac electrophysiologist from Louisville, KY. Dr. Mandrola is cardiology editor on Medscape where he writes a regular column and produces a weekly podcast. He is also the co-author of The Haywire Heart: How Too Much Exercise Can Kill You and What You Can Do To Protect Your Heart.

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John Mandrola, MD: Twitter and Website

LINKS:

The Haywire Heart (Amazon link)

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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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Zeb Jamrozik, MD, PhD: Twitter and Webpage

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.

LINK:

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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David Heymann: Professional page and Wikipedia page

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Ep. 140. Gabriela Gomes: Why Herd Immunity May Be At Hand

Ep. 148. Herd Immunity Models and Realities, with David Heymann and Paul Fine.

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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. 162 A Libertarian’s Case for Lockdowns, with Chris Snowdon

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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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Somalaram Venkatesh, MD: Twitter and Professional website

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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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Dan Morgan Twitter and Website

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