Ask Dr. Savage

Dr. George Savage is the Chief Medical Officer / Co-Founder at Proteus Digital Health, Inc (full disclosure: he’s also a member of Ricochet’s Board of Directors) and has been closely watching both government’s management of the Corona crisis, the evolution of the testing protocols, and the search for a treatment and ultimately, a vaccine. In this conversation with Rob Long, Dr. Savage takes us through where we’ve been, the current situation, and most importantly, where we’re going later in the year in terms of opening the economy and the chances of a resurgence.

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  1. Scott R Member
    Scott RJoined in the first year of Ricochet Ricochet Charter Member

    Thx for the pleasant and hopeful tone.

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    • May 1, 2020, at 8:18 PM PDT
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  2. Arahant Member

    This was great. @roblong, you make a great interviewer. Thanks, @georgesavage.

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    • May 1, 2020, at 11:38 PM PDT
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  3. J Ro Member

    Arahant (View Comment):

    This was great. @roblong, you make a great interviewer. Thanks, @georgesavage.

    After that, I feel much better!

    Not to open a big Star Trek discussion here (that would be boring), but it occurred to me that when we used to watch Bones detect all kinds of medical info with his portable scanner and wonder how that futuristic device works, the answer is likely that the scanner was simply gathering accumulated data from the medical band aids or implants located on/in the patients. 

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    • May 3, 2020, at 7:52 PM PDT
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  4. Arahant Member

    J Ro (View Comment):
    Not to open a big Star Trek discussion here (that would be boring), but it occurred to me that when we used to watch Bones detect all kinds of medical info with his portable scanner and wonder how that futuristic device works, the answer is likely that the scanner was simply gathering accumulated data from the medical band aids or implants located on/in the patients.

    It would be now. 😉

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    • May 3, 2020, at 9:41 PM PDT
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  5. Miffed White Male Member
    Miffed White MaleJoined in the first year of Ricochet Ricochet Charter Member

    J Ro (View Comment):

    Arahant (View Comment):

    This was great. @roblong, you make a great interviewer. Thanks, @georgesavage.

    After that, I feel much better!

    Not to open a big Star Trek discussion here (that would be boring), but it occurred to me that when we used to watch Bones detect all kinds of medical info with his portable scanner and wonder how that futuristic device works, the answer is likely that the scanner was simply gathering accumulated data from the medical band aids or implants located on/in the patients.

    Didn’t he occasionally use it on aliens, or even animals?

     

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    • May 4, 2020, at 5:27 AM PDT
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  6. Arahant Member

    Miffed White Male (View Comment):
    Didn’t he occasionally use it on aliens, or even animals?

    Yep. That’s phasers on kill for that theory.

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    • May 4, 2020, at 5:30 AM PDT
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  7. J Ro Member

    Miffed White Male (View Comment):

    J Ro (View Comment):

    Arahant (View Comment):

    This was great. @roblong, you make a great interviewer. Thanks, @georgesavage.

    After that, I feel much better!

    Not to open a big Star Trek discussion here (that would be boring), but it occurred to me that when we used to watch Bones detect all kinds of medical info with his portable scanner and wonder how that futuristic device works, the answer is likely that the scanner was simply gathering accumulated data from the medical band aids or implants located on/in the patients.

    Didn’t he occasionally use it on aliens, or even animals?

    I say again: That would be boring.

     

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    • May 4, 2020, at 5:37 AM PDT
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  8. colleenb Member
    colleenbJoined in the first year of Ricochet Ricochet Charter Member

    Great interview. Acknowledging what we don’t know and admitting there are tradeoffs. As for Star Trek, shouldn’t we still be calling doctors ‘Bones’ if they’re still going to using the term in Star Date whatever??

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    • May 4, 2020, at 9:37 AM PDT
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  9. Arahant Member

    colleenb (View Comment):
    As for Star Trek, shouldn’t we still be calling doctors ‘Bones’ if they’re still going to using the term in Star Date whatever??

    It’s short for sawbones.

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    • May 4, 2020, at 9:48 AM PDT
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  10. kedavis Member

    Arahant (View Comment):

    colleenb (View Comment):
    As for Star Trek, shouldn’t we still be calling doctors ‘Bones’ if they’re still going to using the term in Star Date whatever??

    It’s short for sawbones.

    Indeed. Yet another thing that the “reboot” BS messed up. (Wherein McCoy says that after his divorce, his ex-wife left him with nothing but his bones. Really? In the 23rd century?)

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    • May 4, 2020, at 10:22 AM PDT
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  11. Penfold Member

    Rob, thank you for the yoeman’s work of interviewing Dr. Savage.

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    • May 4, 2020, at 11:02 AM PDT
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  12. Stad Thatcher

    What a great interview! Doc Savage should replace Fauci and Birx in providing us good information with no fearmongering or sensationalism . . .

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    • May 5, 2020, at 6:40 AM PDT
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