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Coronavirus Special: Dr John Ioannidis: "Minimal evidence, monumental decisions"

Coronavirus Special: Dr John Ioannidis: "Minimal evidence, monumental decisions"

Update: 2020-03-20
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The Sunday Times’ tech correspondent Danny Fortson brings on Dr John Ioannadis to talk about why the coronavirus response could be an “evidence fiasco" (0:00 ), the China model (3:20 ), the importance of testing (5:00 ), the case of the Diamond Princess (6:35 ), and of Italy (9:45 ), Imperial College's estimates (13:25 ), the problem with models (16:45 ), a lack of historical precedent (18:20 ), the monumental failure of not having tests (21:35 ), scaling up testing (24:25 ), and herd immunity (27:25 ). PLUS, Claes Gustafsson, co founder of ATUM Bio, to talk about the company’s work making copies of coronavirus (33:00 ), how this compares to other outbreaks (34:25 ), the rush for a cure (38:15 ), and being partially shut down by the government (41:00 ).


 

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Coronavirus Special: Dr John Ioannidis: "Minimal evidence, monumental decisions"

Coronavirus Special: Dr John Ioannidis: "Minimal evidence, monumental decisions"