4.15 #AllCOVID-19: the Tough Questions About Policies Concerning the Delta Variant of COVID-19


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By Vinay Prasad, MD MPH, Vinay Prasad, and MD MPH. Discovered by Player FM and our community — copyright is owned by the publisher, not Player FM, and audio is streamed directly from their servers. Hit the Subscribe button to track updates in Player FM, or paste the feed URL into other podcast apps.
Today we're compiling all our recent monologues on COVID-19. That's right -- we're taking a break from #zerocovid to give you an episode that's #allcovid! We cover a whole range of news and opinions covering the Delta variant. We give an evidence-based-medicine doctor's take on the question: Are RCTs necessary in the age of COVID19? We also talk about how the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) lost the narrative. We detail how America failed kids because the AAP, CDC, & the teachers unions all hate Trump more than they love kids. We cover vaccine boosters: are they justified? Is there enough evidence? We detail how to run a randomized controlled trial of a policy intervention. And, finally, we confront the New York Times opinion article "Actually, Wearing a Mask Can Help Your Child Learn". We confront the tough questions: Do children really need to see faces? Why do we even have faces? Back us on Patreon! www.patreon.com/plenarysession Check out our YouTube channel: www.youtube.com/channel/UCUibd0E2kdF9N9e-EmIbUew

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