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    The VPZD Show Ep. 22 | Omicron Booster Science, Policy Ethics, Tribalism

    • calendar_today July 7th, 2022

    We deep dive into how our tribal divisions influence interpretations of science, ethics, and policy (topic list below).

    Here’s the Offit interview I mentioned. And check out all my previous episodes with Dr. Vinay Prasad here. Dr. Vinay Prasad’s “Plenary Session” podcast. More on Vinay here.

    Topic List

    • Omicron-specific boosters
    • Data on severe disease prevention and booster rationale
    • The challenges of case-control data for kids’ vaccination
    • Evidence-based morality, ethical and practical considerations around vaccine mandates
    • Ethical and practical considerations around cooking pizza at home
    • Does repeated COVID infection harm you
    • Law vs. science and second order effects of legal decisions
    • Tribal division and taking joy in the suffering of the out-group
    • Stanford med school dean abortion letter controversy
    • Policing language vs. real policy issues
    • Outrage culture
    • The abortion mess
    • Jonathan Haidt’s “Great Untruths”
    • When Covidians turn on their own
    • Taking offense vs. assuming good intent and how to organically promote changes in language
    • When “science” museums behave like buttheads
    • Loyalty on the left vs. the right
    • Ayn Rand and young people
    • Iodinated salt and MORE

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