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Ep. 122 Charged with Negligence? COVID-19 and the Law

Our guest is Dorit Reiss, Professor at UC Hastings College of the Law in San Francisco, California. She holds an undergraduate degree in Law and Political Science from the Faculty of Law at Hebrew University in Jerusalem and a PhD in Jurisprudence and Social Policy from the University of California, Berkeley. She is a legal authority on the question of vaccines and vaccine mandates. She has published numerous articles on this topic in a variety of law review journals and her expertise is recognized around the world.

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Dorit Reiss: Twitter and professional page

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Ep. 121 What to Make of J.P.A. Ioannidis?

Our guests are Dr. Swapnil Hiremath for the University of Ottawa and Saurabh Jha from the University of Pennsylvania. We discuss the controversies surrounding the COVID-related opinions and research findings of John. P.A. Ioannidis, the notorious Stanford data scientist and physician.

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Swapnil Hiremath, MD: Twitter and professional page

Saurabh Jha, MBBS: Twitter and professional page

LINKS:

  • “A fiasco in the making? As the coronavirus pandemic takes hold, we are making decisions without reliable data” (STATNews)
  • “Why Most Published Research Findings Are False” (PLOS)
  • “Scientists who express different views on Covid-19 should be heard, not demonized” (STATNews)

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Ep. 120 COVID in India: Relative Peace Amidst Ongoing Challenges

Our guest is Dr. Anupam Singh, Assistant Professor of Medicine at Santosh Medical College and Hospital, one of the designated COVID hospitals in Ghaziabad, Utter Pradesh, India. He returns to the show for a great conversation about the surprising aspects of the pandemic in the Indian subcontinent.

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Anupam Singh, MD; Twitter

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Ep. 14 EBM India-Style, with Dr. Anupam Singh

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Ep. 119 Avik Roy: A Practical Plan to Bring People Back to Work

Should we wait for COVID testing benchmarks to be met before we can reopen the economy? What if testing remains imperfect and uncertainty remains high? Our guest is Avik Roy, head of the Foundation for Research on Equal Opportunity. He returns to the show to discuss FREOPP’s plan to bring people back to work.

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Avik Roy: Twitter and Bio

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A New Strategy for Bringing People Back to Work During COVID-19

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Ep. 118 The Virus and the Money Printing Press: Socioeconomic Effects of the COVID Lockdowns

Our guest is economist Ryan McMaken, senior editor at the Mises Institute. He was the economist for the Colorado Division of Housing from 2009 to 2014. He is also the author of Commie Cowboys: The Bourgeoisie and the Nation-State in the Western Genre a book that reveals his aptitude for analyzing economic events in their broader cultural context.  

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Ryan McMaken: Twitter and Mises.org website

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Ep. 117 Pandemic Trade-Offs, with Jeff Deist

Our guest is Jeff Deist, President of the Mises Institute. We discuss the unprecedented governmental response to COVID, the trade-offs that are unaccounted for, and the inability of local communities to set their own course when, in fact, “all crises are local.”

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Jeff Deist: Twitter

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Ep. 116 Nicole Saphier: Make America Healthy Again

Our guest is Dr. Nicole Saphier. She is a radiologist and a breast imaging specialist at Memorial Sloan Kettering, Monmouth, New Jersey. She appears frequently as a medical contributor on Fox News, and comments on a variety of medical as well as health policy issues. She comes on today to discuss her new book – Make America Healthy Again.

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Nicole Saphier, MD: Twitter and Website

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Make America Healthy Again (Harper Collins)

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Ep. 115 Per Bylund on Regulations, COVID, and Sweden

Our guest is Per Bylund, Assistant Professor of Entrepreneurship at Oklahoma State University where he holds the Records-Johnston Professorship of Free Enterprise in the School of Entrepreneurship. We talk about regulations in the age of COVID, and he also shares his perspective on Sweden’s response to the pandemic.

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Per Bylund, PhD: Twitter and Website

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Ep. 114 Hospital Ethics in the Face of COVID-19

Our guest is Aaron Kheriaty, MD, Associate Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at the University of California, Irvine, where he is Director of the Bioethics Program. Dr. Kheriaty is the chair of his hospital’s ethics committee and is presently working on a task force with the University of California Office of the President to prepare for the possibility that a surge in demand for intensive care due to the coronavirus pandemic will outstrip the supply of equipment and staff. He is the author of numerous articles in peer-reviewed journals and in the lay press, many of which are focused on end-of-life issues.

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Ep. 113 COVID-19: The Seattle Experience

Our guest is intensive care specialist Mark Tonelli, Professor of Medicine at the University of Washington Medical Center in Seattle. He shares with us the encounter with the COVID-19 pandemic as it emerged from a nursing home in King County, Washington, and how the Seattle area medical community has responded to this first US cluster of cases.

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Mark Tonelli, MD: Faculty Website

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