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Episode 9: The New Politics of Big Tech, and Equity in Clinical Trials ft. Jill Fisher

Episode 9: The New Politics of Big Tech, and Equity in Clinical Trials ft. Jill Fisher

Update: 2020-08-14
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In this episode, Shobita and Jack discuss the recent US congressional hearings with the Big Tech CEOs, and the curious role that behavioral scientists have played in the UK's COVID-19 response. They also chat with Jill Fisher, Professor of Social Medicine at University of North Carolina--Chapel Hill and recent author of Adverse Events: Race, Inequality, and the Testing of New Pharmaceuticals, about the "healthy volunteers" who participate in clinical trials--including for COVID-19--and their exploitation.

- Jill Fisher (2020). Adverse Events: Race Inequality, and the Testing of New Pharmaceuticals. NYU Press.

- Carl Elliott (2020). Review of Adverse Events: Race, Inequality, and the Testing of New Pharmaceuticals. The New York Review of Books.

- Carl Elliott (2007). "Guinea-pigging." The New Yorker. December 31.

- Laura Stark (2020). Review of Adverse Events: Race, Inequality, and the Testing of New Pharmaceuticals. The New Republic.

- BBC Radio 4 Analysis (2020). "Behavioral Science and the Pandemic."

- Sonia Sodha (2020). "Bias in ‘the science’ on coronavirus? Britain has been here before." The Guardian. July 23.

- Monica Anderson (2020). "Most Americans say social media companies have too much power, influence in politics." Pew Research Center.

Transcript available at thereceivedwisdom.org.

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Episode 9: The New Politics of Big Tech, and Equity in Clinical Trials ft. Jill Fisher

Episode 9: The New Politics of Big Tech, and Equity in Clinical Trials ft. Jill Fisher

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