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
51:44Gaps 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. To read a full transcript of this episode or to comment please visit: https://wwww.medscape.com/viewarticle/951399 The Premonition: A Pandemic Story. Michael Lewis, MS https://wwnorton.com/books/9780393881554
COVID-19 Modeling and the Path to Herd Immunity
46:08Dr 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
38:13With 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
34:16Eric 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
28:32In 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
39:20Eric 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.
Coronavirus in Context: Eric Topol Explains the Emerging Research
20:58WebMD Chief Medical Officer John Whyte talks with Eric Topol about how he interprets preliminary COVID-19 research making the rounds on social media and the role of technology in curbing the pandemic.
Work in Healthcare? ZDoggMD Wants Your Voice to Be Heard
32:37Eric Topol talks with Zubin Damania about physician activism; why the hierarchy of healthcare doesn't work; and how his alter ego, ZDoggMD, may change all that.
Heart Doc Writes About His 'Front-Row Seat' in Medicine
26:27Cardiologist Haider Warraich discusses his prolific writing career in this episode of Medscape One-on-One with Eric Topol.
Inventor Manu Prakash: Everyone Deserves 'Access to the Microscopic World'
31:37The Foldscope, Paperfuge, and Octopi are inexpensive diagnostic tools that Manu Prakash and his team have invented to improve the lives of people around the world.