Atul Gawande


Say yes to everything, Atul Gawande tells Stanford’s advanced degree graduates

Stanford graduate Atul Gawande, a Brigham and Women’s Hospital surgeon, Harvard professor and best-selling author, encouraged advanced degree recipients to be open to trying just about everything. Given his life experiences, the advice that writer, surgeon and public health expert Atul Gawande gave Stanford’s advanced degree graduates Saturday is the...
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Atul Gawande and Siddhartha Mukherjee on the State of the Pandemic

After a year of battling COVID‑19, parts of the United States are celebrating a gradual turn toward normalcy, but the pandemic isn’t over—and it may never be over, exactly. Atul Gawande tells David Remnick that a hard core of vaccine resisters, along with reservoirs of the virus in domestic animals, may make herd immunity elusive. Rather, he says, the correct goal is to bring the impact of COVID‑19 down to that of something like the flu. Meanwhile, India is now overwhelmed by a devastating death toll, reported at around four thousand per day but likely much higher. Siddhartha Mukherjee, who reported on the pandemic in developing nations, says that commitments from the West such as extra doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine will barely scratch the surface. A national mobilization will be required to even begin to flatten the curve.

Dr. Atul Gawande: There's enough information to continue J&J vaccine for people over 50

Dr. Atul Gawande, professor at Harvard’s School of Public Health, says while the continued pause of the J&J vaccine may harm the public's trust in getting the vaccine, it may have been necessary for the younger population because there have been incidents of rare blood clots. However, he says there is no evidence the J&J vaccine is harmful for people who are 50 and older. He joins 'The News with Shepard Smith' to discuss.

Being Mortal by Dr. Atul Gawande

Being Mortal really gets you thinking about the process of dying and how it is currently handled in the US. It goes into how we currently treat dying from old age as a medical condition that needs to be treated by doctors and the medical industry, when it is actually just a fact of life. It got me thinking about many issues that I have never considered before.

Atul Gawande and Zeke Emanuel Now Support Delaying the Second Dose

Many people are coming around to First Doses First, i.e delaying the second dose to ~12 weeks. Atul Gawande, for example, tweeted:. As cases and hospitalizations rise again, we can’t count on behavior alone reversing this course. Therefore, it’s time for the Biden admin to delay 2nd vax doses to 12 weeks. Getting as many people as possible a vax dose is now urgent.
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Dr. Atul Gawande shares insights on future of healthcare at UVA’s Medical Center Hour

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (WVIR) - Life may return “back to normal” by the end of the pandemic, but will the state of health care in the United States be the same?. During the UVA School of Medicine’s Medical Center Hour on Wednesday afternoon, medical students and physicians asked that question to one of the nation’s most prominent surgeons and best-selling authors, Dr. Atul Gawande.

Stay Tuned Bonus 3/11: Atul Gawande

In this Bonus from Stay Tuned, surgeon and New Yorker staff writer Atul Gawande discusses his influential “The Cost Conundrum” article and tells Preet about his favorite popular medical literature. Thank you for being a member of the CAFE Insider community. REFERENCES:. Atul Gawande, “The Cost Conundrum,” New Yorker, 5/25/2009.
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Dr. Atul Gawande says it's too soon to start reopening indoor events

Dr. Atual Gawande, professor at Harvard School of Public Health, says it's too soon to start reopening massive indoor events. "They're already opening up restaurants, bars, weddings all over the country," he said. "And at this point, you know, the most important things are really continuing to measure those restrictions." He joins 'The News with Shepard Smith' to discuss.

Dr. Atul Gawande opposes relaxing of COVID restrictions: 'We haven't even come down below the surge last summer'

States across the country are easing social distancing rules but it’s “too soon” to roll back Covid restrictions, Dr. Atul Gawande warned. “We are currently at levels of cases that are still above the highest level of our last surge, so we haven’t even come down below the surge last summer,” said Gawande. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Rochelle Walensky said she was still “deeply concerned” about the virus.

Former Haven CEO Dr. Atul Gawande on what went wrong for the healthcare venture

Haven, the healthcare partnership formed by Amazon, JPMorgan Chase and Berkshire Hathway, is disbanding less than three years after forming. Atul Gawande, MD, Haven's former CEO, explained why the venture wasn't set up to succeed in a discussion Feb. 26 with Robert Wachter, MD, chair of the University of California San Francisco's department of medicine.
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Atul Gawande on COVID-Vaccine Distribution and When Normalcy Might Return

The United States will soon pass another grim milestone: a half million Americans dead of COVID-19. But, for a variety of reasons, including increased social distancing after the holidays, the daily count of new cases is declining. The curve is bending downward. And yet—there is always another “and yet” in this interminable story—distribution of the vaccine is not nearly as far-reaching, rapid, or efficient as anyone wants. The Biden Administration is promising widespread vaccination by the end of July, and a kind of normalcy by Christmas.
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Dr. Atul Gawande on mass immunization challenges in the U.S.

The federal government will partner with New York to build two mass vaccination sites in the New York City area, aimed at getting vaccines distributed to minority communities. Dr. Atul Gawande, surgeon at Brigham and Women's Hospital and a New Yorker staff writer, joined "Squawk Box" on Thursday to discuss.
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Dr. Atul Gawande: Pandemic led to a ‘rethink on what matters’

Almost a year into the pandemic, societies are faced with immense contradictions: processing shocking death tolls while finding hope in promising vaccine rollouts. Surgeon, writer and researcher Dr. Atul Gawande speaks with The World’s Marco Werman about what it means to be human in this precarious moment. It's a strange,...