Esther Perel — Tactics for Relationships in Quarantine (#418)

Esther Perel — Tactics for Relationships in Quarantine (#418)

“Maybe you don’t feel that enough people love you, but I can tell you, there’s a world of people out there who need you at this moment.” — Esther Perel Psychotherapist and New York Times bestselling author Esther Perel (@EstherPerelOfficial) is recognized as one of today’s most insightful and original voices on modern relationships. Fluent …

Dr. Vivek Murthy — Former Surgeon General on Combatting COVID-19, Loneliness, and More (#417)

Dr. Vivek Murthy — Former Surgeon General on Combatting COVID-19, Loneliness, and More (#417)

“All of us, regardless of what stage of life we’re at, we’ve got three basic needs: we all want to know that we matter, we want to be seen for who we are, and we want to know that we’re loved.” — Dr. Vivek Murthy Dr. Vivek H. Murthy (@vivek_murthy, vivekmurthy.com) served as the 19th …

How to Support Healthcare Workers Now — Plus Urgent Suggestions for Uber Eats, Hilton, Amazon, and More (#416)

How to Support Healthcare Workers Now — Plus Urgent Suggestions for Uber Eats, Hilton, Amazon, and More (#416)

(Short episode: ~18 minutes) I expect next week will be an exceptionally difficult week for many people and many cities, New York City chief among them. There are several very urgent needs. This episode will highlight things that can be done to help healthcare workers (food, temp housing, PPE, ventilators and vent modification for higher …

Emergency Technique: How to Increase Ventilator Capacity 2–4x in 10 Minutes

The next two weeks are going to be very difficult, and the risk of ventilator shortages due to COVID-19 is high. Manufacturing will ultimately help, but it takes time. I’m already aware of one hospital in New York that can no longer provision one “vent” per patient, and demand is likely to grow dramatically over …

Predicting Hospital Capacity: Why to Act Early, How to Think About Lag Time, and a Model You Can Use

Predicting Hospital Capacity: Why to Act Early, How to Think About Lag Time, and a Model You Can Use

NOTE FROM TIM: The following was written by a close friend who has decades of experience in healthcare systems and advanced training in computer science and healthcare data science. He preferred to publish anonymously to avoid political headaches, so I’ll call him “Felix.” We are publishing this quickly for reasons that will soon be obvious, …

Tyler Cowen on Rationality, COVID-19, Talismans, and Life on the Margins (#413)

Tyler Cowen on Rationality, COVID-19, Talismans, and Life on the Margins (#413)

“If you need to measure, you’ve failed.” — Tyler Cowen Professor Tyler Cowen (@tylercowen) has a personal moonshot: to teach economics to more people than anyone else in the history of the world—and he might just succeed. In addition to his regular teaching at George Mason University, Tyler has blogged every day at Marginal Revolution …