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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

Ep. 160 Elise Amez-Droz: Those Treacherous “Essential” and “Non-Essential” Labels

Ep. 158 Alycia “The Bomb” Baumardner: A Fighter’s Life Under Lockdown

Ep. 150 David Cayley on Ivan Illich

Special episode Accad and Koka on Lockdowns (Aug 2020)

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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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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Shawn Whatley, MD.  Blog and Twitter

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Ep. 40 Practicing Medicine in Canada: Promises and Realities

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

Our guest is Christopher Snowdon, a freelance journalist with a focus on the intrusion of public health into the daily lives of ordinary people. He is the author of many books, including Velvet Glove; Iron Fist, A History of Anti-smoking, published in 2009, and more recently, Polemics, an anthology of articles on economics, politics, science, and culture. He is also Head of Lifestyle Economics at the Institute for Economic Affairs in London. We discuss his position on lockdowns which has surprised many and put him at odds with other libertarians.

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Chris Snowdon Twitter and Website

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Ep. 161 Hormetics: A Principle of Health and Fitness, with Charlie Deist

Our guest is Charlie Deist, author of Hormetics: Physical Fitness for Free People. We have an engaging and somewhat philosophical conversation on principles of health. How do we identify good nutritional and exercise habits? Amongst the myriad of fads, what rules should guide one’s health choices and behaviors?

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Charlie Deist: Website and Twitter

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