Ep. 189 Paul Marik on Letting Doctors Be Doctors

Our guest is Dr. Paul Marik, an acclaimed academic leader in critical care medicine who has also taken controversial positions over the years about the treatment of patients, most notably recently about using Ivermectin as part of a treatment protocol for COVID-19. We discuss his career and the tension between the knowledge that comes from clinical experience and that derived from formalized clinical studies.

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Paul Marik, MD: Webpage and Curriculum Vitae

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Ep. 187 That Bangladesh Mask Study!

Our guest is Ben Recht, Associate Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at UC Berkeley, who recently got hold of and analyzed the raw data from the Bangladesh cluster randomized control trial of masking which made headlines in September.

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Ben Recht: Twitter and webpage

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Ep. 186 Jenin Younes on Legal Challenges to Vaccine Mandates

Our guest is Jenin Younes, a Litigation Counsel for the New Civil Liberties Alliance. She joins us to discuss her involvement in advocacy and in legal challenges against vaccine mandates. She holds a B.A. degree from Cornell University and a J.D. from New York University School of Law. She has been featured on several national media outlets for her commentary and she recently penned an op-ed in the Wall Street Journal building the case against mandatory vaccination in children.

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Jenin Younes: Twitter and webpage

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Ep. 185 James Heathers on Ivermectin, Data Science, and Trust

Our guest is James Heathers, physiologist, scientist, and part-time “data thug” who’s developed the technique of sniffing out fraudulent or highly erroneous scientific publications into an art. He has recently published “The Real Scandal About Ivermectin,” an article in The Atlantic featuring an analysis that he and his colleagues have performed identifying devastating flaws in some randomized control trials that purportedly showed Ivermectin to be effective against COVID-19. The article discusses the Ivermectin story in the broader context of the reliability of scientific publications. James is also Chief Scientific Officer at the technology company Cipher Skin.

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James Heathers, PhD: Twitter, and podcast

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Ep. 65 James Heathers: Why Science Needs Data Thugs.

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Ep. 184 Vinay Prasad

Our guest is Vinay Prasad, hematologist-oncologist and Associate Professor in the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics at the University of California San Francisco. He is the author of over 300 academic articles, and the books Ending Medical Reversal (2015), and Malignant (2020). We have a wide-ranging conversation covering public health, the politicization of science, and the future of the established institutions of knowledge.

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Vinay Prasad: Twitter, YouTube, and Website

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Ep. 153 Vinay Prasad: Making Conversations About Medicine Great Again.

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Ep. 182 Approving COVID Vaccines for Children: Part 1 with Paul Offit

Our guest is Dr. Paul Offit, an expert on vaccines, immunology, and virology. He is the Maurice R. Hilleman Professor of Vaccinology, Professor of Pediatrics at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania and Director of the Vaccine Education Center at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. He is also a member of the FDA’s Vaccines and Related Biologic Products Advisory Committee (VRBPAC) which recently approved the EUA for the Pfizer’s Covid-19 vaccine for children age 5-11.

This is part 1 of a 2-part series on this topic.

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Paul Offit, MD: Twitter and Webpage

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Ep. 181 Medicine, Capital Punishment, and the Troubling Reality of Death by Lethal Injection

Our guest is Dr. Joel Zivot, Associate Professor of Anesthesiology at Emory University School of Medicine in Atlanta. Ho also holds a Masters degree in ethics and is a Senior Faculty Fellow at the Emory University Center for Ethics. He shares his personal experience with and perspective on the reality of death by lethal injection and discusses why the medical profession should not serve as an arm of the State.

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Joel Zivot, MD: Twitter and Webpage

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