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First Opinion Podcast
26 minutes | 5 days ago
Episode 4: Haider Warraich on how hospitals treat the community
In today’s episode of STAT’s “First Opinion Podcast,” host Pat Skerrett speaks with Dr. Haider Warraich, a physician, writer, and clinical researcher. They break down an argument Warraich made in a recent First Opinion, “Hospitals need to earn their tax-exempt status,” which details his first experience with the American healthcare system after training in Pakistan, and how he came to see its flaws.
32 minutes | 12 days ago
Episode 3: Catherine Mezzacappa and Ruth Faden on vaccinating while pregnant
This week on "The First Opinion Podcast," Pat Skerrett talks with Catherine Mezzacappa and Ruth Faden about the long-standing reluctance to test and administer new vaccines, including those for Covid-19, in people who are pregnant.
33 minutes | 19 days ago
Episode 2: Lauren Powell on the intersection of Covid-19 and racism
In June 2020, after George Floyd was killed by police in Minneapolis, Lauren Powell, who was then the executive director of Times Up Healthcare, wrote a searing essay for STAT's First Opinion. “My nightmare: Covid-19 meets racism meets the killing of a Black person by police." In this episode, Skerrett and Powell take a deep dive into that essay, talk about what it’s like coping with the Covid-19 pandemic in Richmond, Va., whether she took to the streets in the Black Lives Matter protests, and finding Black joy in the time of coronavirus.
22 minutes | 19 days ago
Episode 1: Jay Baruch on writing and medicine
In the inaugural episode of STAT’s “First Opinion Podcast,” founding editor Patrick Skerrett talks with Jay Baruch, an emergency physician, professor of emergency medicine at Brown University's Warren Alpert School of Medicine, and terrific story teller.
1 minutes | a month ago
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