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I’m a skeptic searching for the truth in all matters related to science and medicine, especially where it intersects with economics, politics, and public health. The truth is out there and we’re going to find it together...
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Now displaying: October, 2021
Oct 25, 2021

Dr. Paul Offit is back in the virtual studio to discuss the COVID-19 vaccines in 5-to-11-year-olds, the relative risk of myocarditis following vaccination compared to the risk of myocarditis following a Covid-19 infection, and the glaring lack of evidence supporting the vaccine booster for most of us. We also discuss Paul’s latest book: “You Bet Your Life: From Blood Transfusions to Mass Vaccination, The Long and Risky History of Medical Innovation.”

Oct 18, 2021

Today, internationally respected infectious disease specialist, Dr. Monica Gandhi, is in the virtual studio to examine the science of natural immunity versus vaccine immunity, the booster shot, and the risk of myocarditis in teens. We also explore the best timing of vaccine doses to maximize immunity, and finally, where is the offramp to normalcy here in the U.S.?

Oct 11, 2021

Healthcare economist, Ron Howrigon, returns to follow up on “surprise medical bills”, the nursing shortage, the hospital transparency rule, the economy,  the inscrutable workforce paradox, and much more...

Oct 4, 2021

As we head for the offramp of the COVID-19 pandemic, we take a candid look at the dystopian future that awaits us. Healthcare economist, Ron Howrigon, returns to discuss Healthcare 2022 and examine some of the most dysfunctional aspects of our healthcare system that will likely get worse in the post-COVID world.

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