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These days, it seems just about every decision comes with risk: Should I invite friends or family over? Should I dine out? Can I safely return to work or school? To help people make safer, smarter decisions about their health, the federal government is now offering every American home four free at-home Covid-19 testing kits. It’s a step in the righ…
 
Greetings and happy-ish New Year. If you’re here for the latest information on Omicron, check out episode #53 or tune in for episode #55 on January 18, 2022. For now, this (shortly after) New Year’s episode of Coronavirus: The Truth features something slightly different. Jeremy Corr and Dr. Robert Pearl are zooming out for a more comprehensive look…
 
This week’s guest is Fixing Healthcare alum David Feinberg. In August 2021, Dr. Feinberg was named CEO of Cerner, a leading provider of “electronic health records” or EHRs. Just four months after Feinberg became CEO, and a little more than 24 hours ago, Cerner was acquired by database giant Oracle for an estimated $28.3 billion. In this interview (…
 
CTT #53: How dangerous is Omicron, based on the latest data? Omicron, the mysterious new variant accounting for nearly 3 of every 4 new cases in the United States, is top of mind for Americans as 2021 draws to an end. The answers scientists seek about Omicron are slowly coming into clearer view. In this episode of Coronavirus: The Truth, hosts Jere…
 
Medical professionals and budding entrepreneurs love to talk about the technologies that will someday revolutionize patient care. Our guest on Fixing Healthcare is already funding and fashioning those technologies to meet the needs of today’s patients. Our guest, Vinod Khosla, is an entrepreneur, investor, technologist and founder of Khosla Venture…
 
This week, America has Omicron on the mind. Listeners flooded the CTT inbox with questions about the new variant. Among them: Is Omicron more transmissible or lethal than Delta? Are current vaccines effective against it? What is President Biden doing to control the new variant and what kinds of social restrictions should we expect in the months ahe…
 
Americans who’ve received two shots of Pfizer or Moderna, or the single-dose J&J vaccine, are considered “fully vaccinated” … for now. That could change, depending on the data, according to White House chief medical adviser Dr. Anthony Fauci. Already, some U.S. governors are pushing to update the definition to include boosters. Last week, CDC offic…
 
George Halverson was CEO of Health Partners in Minnesota for 18 years and CEO of Kaiser Permanente for 12. As a health-plan leader, he spent 30 years fixing healthcare. He was successful in large part because he rejected what most Americans believe about health insurance. Halvorson believes better and more affordable healthcare is possible when peo…
 
There was time when Coronavirus: The Truth cohosts Jeremy Corr and Dr. Robert Pearl assumed the show would be irrelevant and retired by episode 20. This week, which marks the show’s 50th episode, the question must be asked: Is the coronavirus here to stay? Several news outlets have reported in recent weeks that the Covid-19 pandemic may become ende…
 
In this episode of Coronavirus: The Truth, Jeremy Corr and Dr. Robert Pearl tackle more than a dozen timely and tricky Covid-19 questions. This week: What should listeners know about the upcoming holiday season and Covid travel restrictions? Has the Biden administration provided any clarity on the vaccine mandate for employers? How did Puerto Rico …
 
Merck’s new oral antiviral medication (molnupiravir) has been labeled a “huge, huge advance” in the fight against Covid-19 by a Harvard Medical School virologist. The pill also has been called the “holy grail of treatments” by an executive director at the World Health Organization. Merck says it’s now seeking FDA authorization of the investigationa…
 
Our guest today is Dr. Ernest Grant, president of the American Nurses Association (ANA). He is the first male president in the organization’s 125-year history. And his passion for nursing can be traced back to his upbringing in the South as one of seven children in a very poor family. “Even if I had won scholarships, I would not have enough to pay …
 
Data points, alone, never tell the whole story. Numbers are often used and misused to confirm our personal biases rather than to inform or reform our thinking. No matter how you view the pandemic or slice the data, it’s hard to see the latest set of Covid-19 figures as anything other than proof our nation remains embroiled in an avoidable and ongoi…
 
A listener wrote in about Ivermectin—a drug used to kill worms and parasitic infections—because her friends had recommended it for treating Covid-19. To date, 14 studies have concluded that Ivermectin is ineffective against Covid-19 and potentially dangerous. One study found the drug could kill the coronavirus in a laboratory setting, however, the …
 
Rick Pollack, president and CEO of the American Hospital Association, envisions a future where the iconic “H” comes to symbolize much more than a building where people go for acute inpatient care. “I hope that in 10 years we have more of a focus on prevention,” he told Fixing Healthcare cohosts Dr. Robert Pearl and Jeremy Corr. “I hope we have more…
 
A while back, Houston Methodist hospital gave its 26,000 employees an ultimatum: Get vaccinated or get a new job. All but 100 or so workers complied and, now, hospital leaders are reporting a nearly 100% vaccination rate. Clearly, the mandate worked for one hospital, but what about others institutions? Recent weeks have brought on several high-prof…
 
“As you know my son starts kindergarten in a couple of weeks,” Jeremy Corr said to his cohost Dr. Robert Pearl in this episode of Coronavirus: The Truth. “I know this topic is causing anxiety for a lot of parents as they prepare for the school year. How’s the Delta variant affecting kids? Should we be more concerned than we were before? What advice…
 
Goodbye, Marcus Welby, M.D., that lovable TV doctor from the early ‘70s whose humble private practice dealt with everything from impotence to Alzheimer’s disease. Hello to integrated, team-based, 21st-century medicine that enables doctors to work smarter, together, rather than harder (and less effectively), alone. That’s the vision of Don Crane, pr…
 
In this episode of Coronavirus: The Truth, Jeremy Corr and Dr. Robert Pearl dive deep into the ever-thickening plotline around booster shots. Drug companies like Pfizer are pushing for them. Government agencies like the CDC and FDA are pushing back. Some critics say drug companies are acting out of greed and not in the interest of the public. Other…
 
“How worried should people be about the Delta variant?” asked one listener of Coronavirus: The Truth. The answer: Very. “Data published online this week shows the Delta variant spreads 225% faster than the original coronavirus,” said cohost Dr. Robert Pearl in this episode, adding that there are approximately 1,000 times more copies of this coronav…
 
This episode kicks off season 6 of the Fixing Healthcare podcast and, this time around, cohosts Dr. Robert Pearl and Jeremy Corr are flipping the show’s format on its head. Instead of asking each guest for a comprehensive plan to fix the entire healthcare system (a la ZDoggMD, Eric Topol and Don Berwick in season 1), Pearl and Corr are going vertic…
 
A close look at data from 2.9 million households revealed something bizarre about birthdays. Results of a study published in JAMA Internal Medicine indicated a 31% higher frequency of Covid-19 infection within two weeks of a birthday between January and November of 2020. Those celebrating a child’s birthday were at the highest risk of all. What doe…
 
As the pandemic winds down, scientists and pollsters are looking closer at public health decisions in hindsight. A new Axios-Ipsos poll looked into whether masking and social distancing actually saved lives. Relying on self-reported data, the poll results showed that respondents who never wore a mask were twice as likely to get COVID-19 as those wh…
 
The first four seasons of the Fixing Healthcare podcast focused on how to fix the U.S. healthcare system—its perverse payment model, clunky computer systems and regulatory dysfunctions. However, contrary to what most people believe, fixing the system won’t be enough to solve healthcare’s biggest problems. We must also address the invisible and high…
 
Several recent news stories have revived the debate over whether the novel coronavirus was first transmitted from a bat to a human via a wet market in Wuhan, China, or whether its origins can be traced to the Wuhan Institute of Virology as a result of a laboratory error. A U.S. intelligence report found that three researchers at the institute were …
 
Dr. Anthony Fauci recently called for schools to reopen “full blast,” with in-person classes five days a week. Meanwhile, CDC officials said that schools should resume in-person learning as soon as possible *if* social distancing and masks are properly enforced. When it comes to this pandemic, it’s always risky trying to predict what public health …
 
Marty Makary, a nationally renowned surgeon and educator at Johns Hopkins, goes about life as if having ingested a truth serum for which there is no antidote. Hear him speak or read his writing, and you’ll find no punches pulled. On Fox News, where he’s a regular commentator, Makary was openly critical of the CDC’s double-masking recommendation, ca…
 
Co-host Dr. Pearl spoke with several critical care physicians in a recent Forbes article. One of those doctors described waking up regularly before sunrise, covered in sweat. Another seasoned physician said he had four patients die in a single day from Covid-19—more patients than he’d ever lost in a month. A resident explained that he started his I…
 
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