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In this 103rd in a series of live discussions with Bret Weinstein and Heather Heying (both PhDs in Biology), we discuss the state of the world through an evolutionary lens.
What does Francis Collins (head of the NIH) have to say about truth, midwifery, gain of function research, and how to end the pandemic? We then discuss the strangely similar official responses to three different substances that have been suggested as treatment for or prophylaxis against Covid: hydroxychloroquine, ivermectin, and vitamin D. We talk about unnamed experts, and how they became so confident. We discuss the vaccination, and subsequent death, of giraffes in a zoo. And we discuss the situation of an elite young cross-country athlete whose family has to make a very difficult choice.
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Mentioned in this episode:
Conversation with Francis Collins on the Lex Fridman podcast: https://youtu.be/mRZE-SJShkE
Benskin, L. 2021. The Influence of Vitamin D on Covid-19 Outcomes. To be published as Chapter 4 of Covid-19 and Nutraceuticals: A Guidebook Bohr Publishers and New Century Health Publishers, LLC: https://www.researchgate.net/publication/354376762_THE_INFLUENCE_OF_VITAMIN_D_ON_COVID-19_OUTCOMES_Chapter_4_of_Covid-19_and_Nutraceuticals_A_Guidebook_Bohr_Publishers_and_New_Century_Health_Publishers_LLC
Vitamin D Deficiency and Covid-19: Make D While the Sun Shines (And when the sun doesn’t shine, supplement). On Heather’s substack: https://naturalselections.substack.com/p/vitamind
Johns Hopkins advises on pediatric Covid vaccines (November 5 newsletter): https://www.centerforhealthsecurity.org/resources/COVID-19/vax-dev-updates/index.html
Vaccinate the giraffes! https://www.nbcdfw.com/news/coronavirus/fort-worth-dallas-zoos-plan-to-vaccinate-animals-against-covid