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Feb 2, 2024

How are updated COVID vaccines performing against severe and long COVID? What have we learned about COVID transmission that could help people calculate their risk in certain situations? Do we know more about when people might be most infectious? What’s the latest evidence on seasonality? And do we have any new answers...


Dec 13, 2023

The CDC’s newest center, a “national weather service for public health threats,” is up and running! Dylan George, director of the center, returns to the podcast to talk with Dr. Josh Sharfstein about the center’s mission, what they’re working on, and how this year’s viral respiratory season might stack up...


Nov 20, 2023

Former Surgeon General Jerome Adams talks about his new book, “Crisis and Chaos, Lessons From the Front Lines in the War Against COVID-19" with Dr. Josh Sharfstein. On the topic list: his compelling personal story, the “emotionally jarring” experience of leading during a highly politicized pandemic, and his...


Nov 8, 2023

Many lawsuits against employers for requiring COVID-19 vaccines remain in U.S. courts. Dawn Solowey, a partner in the labor and employment practice of Seyfarth Shaw, talks with Dr. Josh Sharfstein about these court cases, the rise in public discourse around religious and medical exemptions, and implications for...


Sep 6, 2023

Throughout the pandemic, a few medical professionals spread false and misleading information about COVID-19 and even touted potentially harmful “treatments” to their patients. But did they face consequences? Journalist Lena Sun talks with Dr. Josh Sharfstein about her Washington Post report looking at how medical...