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April 14, 2020

14
Apr
2020

A Healthcare Investor, and Doctor, Peering into the Fog

It’s 8:45 am on Tuesday and my 6-person investment team shuffles in to our regularly scheduled conference call. It’s highly unlikely any of us had a uninterrupted 7-8 hours of sleep the night before, but we’re fully caffeinated. We’ve already read and watched the news about the one story with a million angles. For a couple hours already, we’ve been...
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14
Apr
2020

Why COVID-19 Can’t Be Directly Compared With the Flu

A few years ago, I was preparing for a live radio interview about prostate cancer screening, my main area of research for the past 20 years. As a statistician focused on getting the numbers right, I disagreed strongly with the new national recommendation from an influential task force that guides practice and reimbursement. Members of that task force argued against...
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