Public Health

Dr. Vinay Prasad: Stop Trusting the Public Health Establishment

Join Reason on YouTube at 1 p.m. Eastern for a discussion of mRNA vaccines and America's public health establishment with UCSF's Vinay Prasad.


"Trust is justified based on how an organization or system performs," writes Vinay Prasad, a hematologist-oncologist and associate professor of epidemiology and biostatistics at the University of California, San Francisco. "And the truth is, the entire public health apparatus, failed."

Join Prasad and Reason's Nick Gillespie and Zach Weissmueller for the YouTube premiere of a discussion of America's public health system, mask policies, vaccine and booster mandates, and the ongoing threat that the federal and state governments' expansive use of emergency powers during the COVID-19 pandemic poses to Americans' civil liberties this Thursday at 1 p.m. Eastern. Chat live with Zach Weissmueller on YouTube during the premiere of the pre-recorded interview.

Mentioned in the show:

COVID-19 vaccines: history of the pandemic's great scientific success & flawed policy implementation, by Vinay Prasad

"​​How Democracy Ends," by Vinay Prasad

"The Epidemic of #DiedSuddenly," by Vinay Prasad and John Mandrola

Circulating Spike Protein Detected in Post–COVID-19 mRNA Vaccine Myocarditis

CDC and FDA Identify Preliminary COVID-19 Vaccine Safety Signal for Persons Aged 65 Years and Older

"Germany, France Restrict Moderna's Covid Vaccine For Under-30s Over Rare Heart Risk—Despite Surging Cases," by Robert Hart

COVID-19 vaccine induced myocarditis in young males: A systematic review, by Benjamin Knudsen and Vinay Prasad

Effectiveness of mRNA-1273 against SARS-CoV-2 omicron and delta variants

United States: COVID-19 weekly death rate by vaccination status