The Doubt Industry, Coronavirus, and Dr. Google

Paul and Howard talk about the doubt industry, medical skepticism, and Dr. Google as a force for good. Sometimes. Maybe.

You can find an error-filled transcript here

Topics:

  • How views of medicine have changed over the last hundred years
  • What is causing the current wave of medical skepticism? Data democratization vs … other stuff
  • Effect sizes, blockbuster therapies as parachutes, and the decline thereof
  • The future of medical democratization 

Readings and Books Mentioned:

Bios:

Paul Kedrosky is a frequently injured athlete who, when he isn’t rehabbing, is also a venture investor. Howard Luks is a top sports orthopedic surgeon.

Music & Disclaimers:

  • Crossing the Chasm Kevin MacLeod
    Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
  • Wholesome by Kevin MacLeod
    Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/5050-wholesome
    License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

Disclaimers apply and can be heard at the end of the episode.