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The Paradocs Podcast

The Paradocs is a fun and lively discussion with a couple of docs on the practice of medicine. Occasionally serious, usually lighthearted, and accidentally informative. A show for physicians to learn more about what is going on and a great place for them to direct their friends and family to better understand the challenges they face.

Aug 21, 2020

 

Following our discussion last week where we discussed the probable lower herd immunity rate threshold for COVID-19, today we are going to discuss the transition from a global pandemic to endemic state for the virus. This makes one fundamental assumption - that COVID-19 isn't going to go away, ie, it won't...


Aug 12, 2020

 

One of the most commonly used expressions regarding the current COVID pandemic is herd immunity. Policy makers, epidemiologists, and lay people are obsessed with reaching the mythical herd immunity as soon as possible so that we can put this pandemic to bed. It is hoped that the development of a vaccine will get us...


Aug 5, 2020

 

Pharmacy benefit managers (PBMs) are one of the 'middle men' in health care that have recently come under fire for the added expense they bring in the prescription drug market. What was once a relatively unknown player in the health care delivery process, PBMs are finding themselves with a target on their back for...