Shifting COVID-19 Goalposts: Moving from Zero Infections to Zero Deaths

This week on Hubwonk, host Joe Selvaggi talks with surgeon and author Dr. Marty Makary about the power and durability of vaccines, natural immunity and clinical therapies, that are overshadowed by the public health community’s continued target of zero COVID-19 infections.


Dr. Martin Makary is a New York Times bestselling author and Johns Hopkins physician. He writes for The Washington Post and The Wall Street Journal and is the recipient of the 2020 Business Book of the Year Award for The Price We Pay. A professor at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and Carey Business School, he has published over 250 scientific articles on the quality measurement, payment reform, and vulnerable populations. Dr. Makary has been elected to the National Academy of Medicine and is Editor-in-Chief of Medpage Today.

Clinically, Dr. Makary is chief of the Johns Hopkins Center for Islet Transplant Surgery and is the recipient of the Nobility in Science Award from the National Pancreas Foundation. He has been a visiting professor at over 20 universities. Dr. Makary is currently the PI of several grants aimed at reducing low-value care and lowering health care costs. He was the lead author of the original publications on the surgery checklist and later served in leadership at the World Health Organization.

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