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America Dissected

The pandemic reminds us that when it comes to health, there’s so much more out there to understand—like how new genetic discoveries could change our relationship with our genes or how climate change could accelerate the next pandemic....

Episodes

The Anti-anti-vax-vaccine

America Dissected - September 30, 2019 - 34:40
We almost eradicated measles in the U.S., but anti-vaxxers had to go and ruin it for everyone. WTF? Dr. Abdul El-Sayed walks us through the history and science of vaccines and the growing anti-vax movement. We meet the people affected,...

Quack To The Future

America Dissected - September 30, 2019 - 30:19
Traditional science-based medicine has some gaps—but what happens when grifters and scammers take advantage? Dr. Abdul El-Sayed leads us inside the underbelly of the cult of wellness. Dr. Jen Gunter, Twitter’s “Resident Gynecologist,”...

Pharmageddon

America Dissected - October 7, 2019 - 29:00
American scientists are on the leading edge of drug research and development—often funded by taxpayer dollars. So why are we overpaying for life-saving drugs? How did we get to this point? Dr. Abdul El-Sayed walks us through the story...

Superbugging Out

America Dissected - October 14, 2019 - 29:18
Winter means snow, cuddly rom-coms...and brutal head colds. Nothing a little Z-Pak won’t fix...WRONG. That’s exactly what the superbugs want you to do. Our antibiotic misuse is contributing to the global rise of an unseen, deadly force:...

A Tale of Two Crises: Opiates vs. Crack

America Dissected - October 21, 2019 - 25:05
The Opioid Crisis has wreaked havoc across America, taking lives and devastating families, neighborhoods, and communities. But this isn't the first time we've suffered a deadly drug crisis. In today's episode, Dr. Abdul El-Sayed tells...

It's a Pandemic, Now What?

America Dissected - March 13, 2020 - 11:46
The Coronavirus is now a global pandemic. How did we get here? What went wrong? What do we do about it now? Twice a week, Dr. Abdul El-Sayed, a physician and former city health commissioner, will keep you updated on what you need to...

A Public/Private Health Emergency

America Dissected - March 17, 2020 - 29:56
Abdul dissects President Trump’s State of Emergency Declaration and the true number of cases in America. And we explore how the American public health system’s organized (and what went wrong) with Jon Auerbach, a former state and local...

Plandemic: How the World is Treating Coronavirus

America Dissected - March 20, 2020 - 26:36
Abdul dissects the news of a vaccine, the concept of “flattening the curve,” and the notion of herd immunity. Ben Rhodes, former Deputy National Security Advisor, joins to dissect the Global Pandemic response and what went wrong.

The Tweetment: Why Science Matters Now

America Dissected - March 24, 2020 - 25:55
Host Abdul El-Sayed dissects the claim of a possible cure for COVID-19, and then we talk to Dr. Alison Galvani, an epidemiologist and infectious diseases modeler at Yale, about how long the current outbreak could last.

Life Support: Congress and COVID (with Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal)

America Dissected - March 27, 2020 - 24:29
This week the Senate passed a historic, $2 trillion stimulus bill aimed at easing the impact of the coronavirus pandemic. The legislation, which is expected to pass the House of Representatives on Friday, will grant financial assistance...

Emergency Room: A dispatch from the Front Lines

America Dissected - March 31, 2020 - 25:02
As doctors, nurses, and hospital staff do battle on the front lines, how is the growing pandemic affecting these people and how are they coping? Abdul will talk with Dr. Aakash Shah, an emergency room doctor in New Jersey.