Andrew Kaufman is a medical doctor.
The conversation around whether or not viruses exist, appears to conjure up all kinds of emotions, and is met with resistance. My guess is because virology is a deeply entrenched paradigm, and it is what we were taught as kids.
A cult-like approach would be to dismiss dissenting views and, instead, to perpetuate a previously held belief. David Rasnick refers to this as the Tyranny Of Dogma.
The science is never settled.
Andrew joined me for a conversation about
- viruses and what they are;
- causation and indirect evidence;
- observation versus computer modelling;
- the origins of SARS-CoV-2;
- and the causes of illness, if not viruses.
For a brilliantly easy breakdown of the field of virology, I recommend visiting viroliegy.com.
The two books I cited at the start of the podcast, are
They were instrumental in challenging everything I thought I knew about viruses and pandemics.
Over at my TNT Radio show, I had an overlapping discussion with Andy. Like the above, this one is well worth the listen, particularly because it’s not quite the same.