Delta: What to Worry About and What Not to (with Eric Topol)
Andy calls up physician, scientist, and author Eric Topol for a can't-miss, in-depth conversation on the Delta variant. Andy and Eric cover why it's taking over, what vaccinated people should be thinking, and whether there's more variants like it to come. They also discuss the latest vaccine data out of Israel and why the FDA hasn’t fully approved the COVID vaccines yet. Plus, a sneak peek at Andy’s interview with Pfizer CEO Dr. Albert Bourla.
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Check out these resources from today’s episode:
- Read Eric’s guest essay in The New York Times calling on the FDA to fully approve the mRNA COVID vaccines: https://www.nytimes.com/2021/07/01/opinion/fda-vaccines-full-approval.html
- Check out this New England Journal of Medicine article that Eric mentioned about the effectiveness of vaccines against the Delta variant in the UK: https://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMoa2108891
- Learn more about the study Eric mentioned out of China that explains why the Delta variant is spreading so quickly: https://www.npr.org/2021/07/22/1019130146/delta-variant-grows-rapidly-inside-a-persons-respiratory-tract-study-says
- Here’s an article about what Israel’s ministry of health says about how the Pfizer vaccine is holding up to the Delta variant: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2021-07-23/pfizer-shot-just-39-effective-in-halting-delta-israel-says
- Find a COVID-19 vaccine site near you: https://www.vaccines.gov/
- Order Andy’s book, Preventable: The Inside Story of How Leadership Failures, Politics, and Selfishness Doomed the U.S. Coronavirus Response: https://us.macmillan.com/books/9781250770165
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