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    COVID Science Update (w/Drs. Peter Attia, Monica Gandhi, & Marty Makary)

    • calendar_today January 24th, 2022

    Dr. Peter Attia (host of The Drive), Dr. Marty Makary (Johns Hopkins professor), Dr. Monica Gandhi and I team up to drop some mad COVID science.


    Topics Covered:

    Severity of infection from Omicron—reviewing the data [5:15];

    Factors contributing to the relative mildness of Omicron infections [8:30];

    Is SARS-CoV-2 evolving to cause less severe disease? [13:00];

    Potential of Covaxin—an inactivated virus-based COVID-19 vaccine [17:45];

    How B cells and T cells work together to defend against viruses [22:00];

    Comparing the COVID-19 vaccines, and the rationale for the time between doses [25:30];

    Reviewing the purpose and effectiveness of boosters for reducing severity and transmission [32:30];

    Debating vaccine mandates, and putting COVID’s mortality risk in perspective [41:00];

    Why the topic of COVID has become so polarized [1:03:15];

    Reviewing the data on masks for protecting oneself and protecting others [1:06:30];

    The inconsistent logic used for mask mandates [1:16:00];

    Long COVID and the potential for vaccines to reduce risk [1:21:45];

    Risks for children and policies for schools [1:27:30];

    Reviewing the outcomes from Sweden, where the government didn’t impose lockdowns [1:31:00];

    Draconian measures implemented in Canada [1:28:15];

    Antiviral treatments for COVID and a common-sense approach [1:42:15];

    Importance of ending tribalism and having rational discussions with humility [1:47:30];

    Treating infection with monoclonal antibodies and convalescent sera [2:01:45];

    Reviewing claims made by the controversial Dr. Robert Malone [2:11:15];

    A potential exit strategy from the current situation [2:30:30];

    Change needed at the NIH [2:40:00]

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