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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