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First Opinion Podcast
A weekly podcast about the people, issues and ideas that are shaping health care.
4 days ago
Episode 3: Catherine Mezzacappa and Ruth Faden on vaccinating while pregnant
This week on "The First Opinion Podcast," Pat Skerrett talks with Catherine Mezzacappa and Ruth Faden about the long-standing reluctance to test and administer new vaccines, including those for Covid-19, in people who are pregnant.
Feb 17, 2021
Episode 2: Lauren Powell on the intersection of Covid-19 and racism
In June 2020, after George Floyd was killed by police in Minneapolis, Lauren Powell, who was then the executive director of Times Up Healthcare, wrote a searing essay for STAT's First Opinion. “My nightmare: Covid-19 meets racism meets the killing of a Black person by police." In this episode, Skerrett and Powell take a deep dive into that essay, talk about what it’s like coping with the Covid-19 pandemic in Richmond, Va., whether she took to the streets in the Black Lives Matter protests, and finding Black joy in the time of coronavirus.
Feb 17, 2021
Episode 1: Jay Baruch on writing and medicine
In the inaugural episode of STAT’s “First Opinion Podcast,” founding editor Patrick Skerrett talks with Jay Baruch, an emergency physician, professor of emergency medicine at Brown University's Warren Alpert School of Medicine, and terrific story teller.
Jan 26, 2021
Coming Soon: First Opinion Podcast
Introducing our newest podcast from STAT: The First Opinion podcast.