Straight Talk MD
Straight Talk MD
Health Podcast
I’m a skeptic searching for the truth in all matters related to science and medicine, especially where it intersects with economics, politics, and public health. The truth is out there and we’re going to find it together...
STRANGE DAZE: On Pins and Needles
Every October, the American Society of Anesthesiologists [the ASA] hosts the largest medical specialty meeting of its kind for thousands and thousands of anesthesiologists from around the world. This year’s meeting is being held in San Francisco from October 13th to 17th. To recognize the importance of anesthesia in the evolution of surgery, and to commemorate the first public demonstration of surgical anesthesia administered to a patient undergoing surgery [by William Morton on October 16th, 1846], called “World Anesthesia Day”, I present a different episode of the Strange Daze podcast each day of the meeting. Today’s Episode is On Pins and Needles. It’s a true story about trying to master spinal anesthesia. While spinal anesthesia can be a beautiful and elegant alternative to general anesthesia, every anesthetic technique has limitations, and dealing with the limitations of spinal anesthesia can be a terrifying experience for the anesthesia resident.
Oct 17, 2023
1 hr 18 min
STRANGE DAZE: Fragile: Handle with Care
Every October, the American Society of Anesthesiologists [the ASA] hosts the largest medical specialty meeting of its kind for thousands and thousands of anesthesiologists from around the world. This year’s meeting is being held in San Francisco from October 13th to 17th. To recognize the importance of anesthesia in the evolution of surgery, and to commemorate the first public demonstration of surgical anesthesia administered to a patient undergoing surgery [by William Morton on October 16th, 1846], called “World Anesthesia Day”, I present a different episode of the Strange Daze podcast each day of the meeting. Today’s episode is: Fragile: Handle with Care. It’s a true story about administering my first anesthetic to a baby having a routine hernia repair that devolved into one of the most terrifying cases of my early career. How can a routine anesthetic go so wrong? Truth be told, in about a million and a half different ways.
Oct 16, 2023
1 hr
STRANGE DAZE: Production Pressure
Every October, the American Society of Anesthesiologists [the ASA] hosts the largest medical specialty meeting of its kind for thousands and thousands of anesthesiologists from around the world. This year’s meeting is being held in San Francisco from October 13th to 17th. To recognize the importance of anesthesia in the evolution of surgery, and to commemorate the first public demonstration of surgical anesthesia administered to a patient undergoing surgery [by William Morton on October 16th, 1846], called “World Anesthesia Day”, I present a different episode of the Strange Daze podcast each day of the meeting. Todays Episode is Production Pressure. It’s a true story about how in our haste to get a surgery case started we sometimes do things that we shouldn’t do, and at other times, we fail to do the things we should…  In anesthesiology, either error can have serious consequences.
Oct 15, 2023
1 hr 11 min
STRANGE DAZE: Crepitus
Every October, the American Society of Anesthesiologists [the ASA] hosts the largest medical specialty meeting of its kind for thousands and thousands of anesthesiologists from around the world. This year’s meeting is being held in San Francisco from October 13th to 17th. To recognize the importance of anesthesia in the evolution of surgery, and to commemorate the first public demonstration of surgical anesthesia administered to a patient undergoing surgery [by William Morton on October 16th, 1846], called “World Anesthesia Day”, I present a different episode of the Strange Daze podcast each day of the meeting. Today’s Episode is Crepitus. It’s a true story about how incompletely understood and improperly conducted laser surgery can turn a routine knee arthroscopy into a life-threatening disaster.
Oct 14, 2023
1 hr 4 min
STRANGE DAZE: Wrong Assumptions
Every October, the American Society of Anesthesiologists [the ASA] hosts the largest medical specialty meeting of its kind for thousands and thousands of anesthesiologists from around the world. This year’s meeting is being held in San Francisco from October 13th to 17th. To recognize the importance of anesthesia in the evolution of surgery, and to commemorate the first public demonstration of surgical anesthesia administered to a patient undergoing surgery [by William Morton on October 16th, 1846], called “World Anesthesia Day”, I present a different episode of the Strange Daze podcast each day of the meeting. Today’s Episode is Wrong Assumptions. It’s a true story about a healthy, 37-year-old woman who comes into the hospital expecting a routine delivery of her third baby and ends up in a coma. How can a routine case to go so wrong? In about a million and a half different way. This is just one of them.
Oct 13, 2023
51 min
Plasmid DNA Contamination of Pfizer mRNA Vaccines Confirmed! featuring Dr. Phillip Buckhaults
In February, Kevin McKernan, CSO of Medicinal Genomics, was deep sequencing Pfizer mRNA vaccines when he discovered that every sample he tested was contaminated with large quantities of plasmid DNA. A plasmid is a circular piece of DNA integral in the manufacturing process of mRNA vaccines, but it doesn’t belong in the final shot going into arms, nor is it a listed component of either the Moderna or Pfizer mRNA vaccines. McKernan re-tested multiple different vaccine samples from multiple different lots using multiple different methods, but consistently got the same result: substantial plasmid DNA contamination in every Pfizer vaccine sample tested. McKernan published his findings but received no coverage by the MSM, nor was he contacted by Pfizer, the CDC, or the FDA. When I interviewed Kevin in April, no other lab in the US had confirmed McKernan’s results. Now they have. McKernan’s findings have been repeated and confirmed by Dr. Phillip Buckhaults, a cancer genomics expert from the University of South Carolina. On September 18th, Buckhaults testified before the South Carolina Senate Medical Affairs Ad-Hoc Committee on DHEC and presented his findings. There’s no longer any doubt that substantial quantities of plasmid DNA contaminated the Pfizer mRNA vaccines injected into humans. The issue that needs to be addressed is: What are the human health effects of being injected with 200-billion plasmid DNA fragments per jab? The MSM, the FDA, the CDC, and Pfizer have been dismissive of the potential public health consequences of injecting hundreds of billions of DNA fragments contained in each jab into the arms of hundreds of millions of humans. Two potential problems identified by both McKernan and Buckhaults is the risk of cancer transformation and immune targeting of cells taking up the vaccine. Today, I cover highlights of that September 18th South Carolina Senate hearing featuring Dr. Phillip Buckhaults discussing the plasmid DNA contamination of the Pfizer vaccines, what it could mean, and what should be done about it.
Oct 8, 2023
40 min
“Self-Spreading” Vaccines and the Origin of COVID-19 with Jim Haslam
Many experts believe the preponderance of circumstantial and molecular evidence suggests SARS-CoV-2 was genetically manipulated in a lab and accidentally released into the human population in Wuhan. Jim Haslam, who has written seven essays on the origin of COVID-19, believes that SARS-CoV-2 was created in the US as a “self-spreading” vaccine intended for bats that are a reservoir for SARS-related coronaviruses, that accidentally leaked during in vivo testing of bats at the Wuhan Institute of Virology. Today we discuss the evidence supporting his theory.
Sep 25, 2023
2 hr 3 min
Biden’s Inexorable Decline
Joe Biden is already the most cognitively and physically impaired President we’ve seen in our lifetime. If re-elected in 2024, Biden would begin his second term at the age of 82. Only one-third of Americans think he has the physical stamina to be POTUS today; even fewer believe he has the mental capacity for the job. While Biden’s obvious physical and mental decline at age 80 is not unusual or something to be criticized, it’s absurd to ignore it and pretend it doesn’t impact his ability to competently execute the duties of POTUS. For this reason, it’s a matter of public concern and worthy of close examination. Biden refuses formal cognitive testing and has followed a prudent strategy: it is better to not take a cognitive exam and be suspected of having dementia than to fail the test and remove all doubt. In lieu of cognitive testing, Biden has instructed Americans to observe his performance and draw their own conclusions as to his mental and physical fitness to serve a second term as POTUS. In today’s episode, I abide by the President’s request. I gather abundant evidence from Biden’s public performance, opinions from expert’s and “knowledgeable informants”, and present the evidence which reflects upon his mental and physical fitness for duty as POTUS. People can draw their own conclusions what that evidence means.
Sep 4, 2023
1 hr 29 min
“Don’t Look Up” with Ron Howrigon
My guest is HealthCare Economist Ron Howrigon. In 2017, Ron wrote Flatlining: How Healthcare Could Kill the US Economy and had some dire predictions for our healthcare system and our economy if substantial changes weren’t implemented. Today, Ron discusses his sequel to Flatlining called: CLEAR! Reforming Healthcare to Save the US Economy. In the movie “Don’t Look Up”, an asteroid the size of Mount Everest is headed toward earth. A group of astronomers warn the President that unless something is done urgently to alter the asteroid’s course, earth will be destroyed. The strategy of the President and her government is, “Don’t look up.” That is, if you don’t look up you won’t see the asteroid on collision course with earth, and somehow everything will be okay. Similarly, as the National Debt continues to soar, an ever-increasing Healthcare Cost is like an economy-destroying asteroid that’s largely being ignored right now. In effect we’re following the “Don’t Look Up” strategy. How do we reign in the cost of US Healthcare, while maintaining access and quality and at the same time providing coverage for all who want it? Stay tuned and find out.
Jul 10, 2023
1 hr 32 min
Valentin Bruttel: The Molecular Evidence pointing to a synthetic origin of SARS-CoV-2
Molecular biologist and immunologist Valentin Bruttel discusses what he believes is compelling molecular evidence indicating SARS-CoV-2 was engineered in a lab. He is the co-author, along with Alex Washburne, and Tony VanDongen of the preprint entitled: Endonuclease fingerprint indicates a synthetic origin of SARS-CoV-2. He recently published a comprehensive analysis of the molecular evidence pointing to a lab origin of COVID-19 in a YouTube presentation entitled: SARS-CoV-2 Origin: How we were misled and how molecular evidence proves it came from a lab.
Jun 4, 2023
3 hr 4 min
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