The VPZD Show

By Drs. Vinay Prasad & Zubin Damania

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Two doctors, one podcast, Alt-Middle as heck. Featuring Dr. Vinay Prasad (host of Plenary Session) and Dr. Zubin Damania (host of The ZDoggMD Show).

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Ep. 9: Offit & Kids' Boosters, Schizo CDC, Omicron Dominoes Fall
01:07:56
We dive into Dr. Paul Offit's Atlantic piece on boosting teens, the nature of the CDC's apparent schizophrenia, the long term effects on the "pandemic generation," and how Omicron is causing all our prior policy dominoes to fall. Also: FUNNY TWEETS 🤓 Dr. Prasad's "Plenary Session" podcast: vinayakkprasad.com/plenarysession Dr. Damania's "ZDoggMD Show" podcast: zdoggmd.com/z-blogg More info for Vinay and Zubin at https://lnk.bio/zdoggmd and vinayakkprasad.com/bio
Jan 13, 2022
Ep. 8: Omicron Mitigation, Djokovic, Dumb COVID Tweets
00:46:16
In this Omi-sode: 1) Can omicron be mitigated AT ALL? The Bay Area experience currently. 2) Novak Djokovic and the COVID vaccine 3) Covidiots vs. Covidians, where is the Alt-Middle? Rogan's role. 4) The dumbest tweets of 2021 5) Who was most right about COVID policy? Dr. Prasad's "Plenary Session" podcast: vinayakkprasad.com/plenarysession Dr. Damania's "ZDoggMD Show" podcast: zdoggmd.com/z-blogg More info for Vinay and Zubin at https://lnk.bio/zdoggmd and vinayakkprasad.com/bio
Jan 06, 2022
Ep. 7: Your Date With Omicron, "Fringe" Scientists, Myocarditis, COVID & College Kids
01:12:36
Many questions addressed on this last episode of 2021! Should people who talk about COVID policy actually see COVID patients, and are doctors biased by their daily practice experience? How should holiday meals "safely" occur, and how can we understand risk and risk reduction? Are Vinay and Zubin wrong about the response around college students and COVID? Did Francis Collins try to discredit "fringe epidemiologist" Jay Bhattacharya and his colleagues instead of promoting dialog? Why is Dr. Z so sick of talking about COVID? Is Omicron milder than prior strains? Is myocarditis from vaccines in young men more common than myocarditis from natural COVID infection? Dr. Prasad's "Plenary Session" podcast: vinayakkprasad.com/plenarysession Dr. Damania's "ZDoggMD Show" podcast: zdoggmd.com/z-blogg More info for Vinay and Zubin at https://lnk.bio/zdoggmd and vinayakkprasad.com/bio
Dec 27, 2021
Ep. 6: Rogan/McCullough, Boosters & Omicron, Myocarditis Trial Data, Virtue Signaling
01:22:29
This week we dive into Dr. Z's personal booster decision, do vaccines reduce transmission in setting of variants like Omicron, Joe Rogan’s interview with Dr. Peter McCullough , the hypocrisy of physicians who demand masks and distancing and then do the opposite themselves, medical students speaking out against distance learning, new myocarditis trial data with implications for Moderna and spacing vaccines in general, meditation stuff, the problem with virtue signaling, the number needed to boot with vaccine passports to prevent 1 transmission, and MUCH MORE. Dr. Prasad's "Plenary Session" podcast: vinayakkprasad.com/plenarysession Dr. Damania's "ZDoggMD Show" podcast: zdoggmd.com/z-blogg More info for Vinay and Zubin at https://lnk.bio/zdoggmd and vinayakkprasad.com/bio
Dec 15, 2021
Ep. 5: Stifling Physician Voices, Politicized Journalism, German Kids Study, Policy Solutions
01:26:11
In this episode we dive into some emails Dr. Z received about hospital COVID policies and medical education (and how our leaders are screwing up), the problem with mandates in healthcare, and strongly negative feedback for us from a critical care nurse on the front lines about our vaccine messaging. In the news, we react to NPR’s piece saying Trump voters more likely to die of COVID, what is the nature of “misinformation” on both sides of the political spectrum, the challenges of quantitative journalism, the German study on kids and COVID risk, Pfizer omicron booster press release and surrogate endpoints, and Vinay’s policy proposals to make the COVID mess better. Dr. Prasad's "Plenary Session" podcast: vinayakkprasad.com/plenarysession Dr. Damania's "ZDoggMD Show" podcast: zdoggmd.com/z-blogg More info for Vinay and Zubin at https://lnk.bio/zdoggmd and vinayakkprasad.com/bio
Dec 10, 2021
Ep. 4: Omicron Panic, Natural Immunity, Fluvoxamine, Boosters, Fauci (w/ Dr. Marty Makary)
01:36:57
Dr. Marty Makary joins the fray for a science & reason SMACKDOWN 🔥 How many Omicrons does this register on the media fear-o-meter? Weigh in 😂👇 Video version, links, transcript, and more: https://zdoggmd.com/vpzd-4 Topics and time codes: 0:00 Intro 2:17 Boosters for All? 8:47 Young people + Covid, flawed CDC studies? 12:45 Natural immunity, Myocarditis, population risk vs. benefit 21:15 The narrative of simplicity and one-size-fits-all in public health 27:12 How we’re treating college students re: COVID quarantine, boosting, testing 30:45 Omicron, animal source? 34:08 Journalistic responsibility, and natural immunity revisited, what healthcare CEOS should do 43:28 Dr. Oz and the state of politics due to COVID disruptions in economy and freedoms 47:40 Socioeconomic status effects under COVID policies 53:59 Why so slow to learn more about vaccine resistance and omicron? The role of media 57:31 Therapeutics like fluvoxamine (Luvox) vs. molnupiravir 1:04:50 Zero COVID is a delusion, so focus protection where it matters 1:05:27 Fluvoxamine and the hydroxychloroquine/ivermectin debacle 1:08:23 Fauci’s foibles 1:12:12 Gain of function research 1:21:56 Listening to doctors 1:26:45 Pandemic of lunacy, gain of fear, and Fear-naught values 1:32:57 Cloth masks, and masking as distraction from real risks 1:34:58 Chemotherapy shortages Please subscribe and leave a review, it helps a lot! Dr. Prasad's "Plenary Session" podcast: vinayakkprasad.com/plenarysession Dr. Damania's "ZDoggMD Show" podcast: zdoggmd.com/z-blogg More info for Vinay and Zubin at https://lnk.bio/zdoggmd and vinayakkprasad.com/bio
Dec 04, 2021
Ep. 3: Dr. Oz, Omicron, Boosters, Saving Science
01:45:25
For the week ending Dec. 1st 2021, VP and ZD dive into Dr. Oz running for the senate, the Omicron gambit, dumb travel restrictions, what the heck with boosters 4 all, poor quality science and biased scientific oversight, and MUCH more! Please subscribe and leave a review, it helps a lot! Dr. Prasad's "Plenary Session" podcast: vinayakkprasad.com/plenarysession Dr. Damania's "ZDoggMD Show" podcast: zdoggmd.com/z-blogg More info for Vinay and Zubin at https://lnk.bio/zdoggmd and vinayakkprasad.com/bio
Dec 01, 2021
Ep. 2: Kids Inside For Thanksgiving? Should Fauci Quit? Boosters 4 All?
01:19:35
ZDogg and VP talk about the NYTimes' advice for kids during Thanksgiving, whether Fauci should step down, the evidence for a 22 year old healthy man who already got 2 doses of Moderna to get a 3rd dose, and more. Dr. Prasad's "Plenary Session" podcast: vinayakkprasad.com/plenarysession Dr. Damania's "ZDoggMD Show" podcast: zdoggmd.com/z-blogg More info for Vinay and Zubin at https://lnk.bio/zdoggmd and vinayakkprasad.com/bio
Nov 24, 2021
Ep. 1: Medication, Mandates, Middle Ground
01:22:53
In this inaugural episode of our new collaborative show, Dr. Vinay Prasad (UCSF hematologist/oncologist) and Dr. Zubin Damania (AKA the hospitalist known as ZDoggMD) team up for a medical show designed to bring you up to speed on the weeks events with a nuanced, Alt-Middle perspective. Dr. Prasad's "Plenary Session" podcast: vinayakkprasad.com/plenarysession Dr. Damania's "ZDoggMD Show" podcast: zdoggmd.com/z-blogg More info for Vinay and Zubin at https://lnk.bio/zdoggmd and vinayakkprasad.com/bio
Nov 18, 2021