Medscape Editor-in-Chief Eric Topol interviews leading experts on the latest clinical, scientific, social, political, and legal developments that affect the practice of medicine.
Michael Lewis on the Mirage That Is America's Public Health System
Gaps in public health preparation and priorities appeared years before SARS-CoV-2 arrived in the US. 'What happened before told you so much about what would happen during the pandemic,' Lewis says.
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The Premonition: A Pandemic Story. Michael Lewis, MS https://wwnorton.com/books/9780393881554
COVID-19 Modeling and the Path to Herd Immunity
Dr Eric Topol and data scientist Youyang Gu discuss COVID-19 modeling: 'Having more inputs is not always the best; it's which inputs you focus on.'
We Will Need to Update COVID Vaccines, Expert Says
With SARS-CoV-2 now endemic, the community needs to be prepared for it to evolve and for other viruses to jump from animals to humans, Eddie Holmes tells Eric Topol.
For COVID-19 Vaccines, ACIP Will Be a Critical Gatekeeper
Eric Topol and vaccine expert Paul Offit have a one-on-one to discuss where we are regarding the development, authorization, and/or licensure of vaccines to prevent COVID-19.
FDA's Hahn to Topol: Decisions Will Be Made Based on Science Alone
In response to concerns about the appearance of political interference at the FDA, commissioner Stephen Hahn promises, 'I am not going to allow outside pressure to affect the decision-making.'
Paul Offit's Biggest Concern About COVID Vaccines
Eric Topol talks with Paul Offit about the timing of phase 3 vaccine trials, the need for public trust, and what might not be known when a vaccine rollout begins.