PODCAST Year End 2021: Rich Helppie Interviews Dr. James R. Baker, Jr., M.D.

The Common Bridge

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Entering the Last Chapter of Covid, From Omicron and Beyond – With Dr. James R. Baker, Jr., M.D.
Richard Helppie welcomes back University of Michigan Professor Emeritus of Internal Medicine, and Virologist, Dr. James R. Baker, Jr., M.D., who brings words of both encouragement and warning as the world comes to what he feels is the beginning of the final throws of the Covid-19 pandemic. 

Dr. Baker has been a valued guest on the Common Bridge since the beginnings of the coronavirus over a year ago, and brings thoughtful, scientific, data-driven analysis to the most significant health issue of our lifetime.

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PODCAST: https://richardhelppie.com/james-baker/

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What is “Clinical Equipoise” in Medicine?

Equipoise

[By staff reporters]

Clinical equipoise, also known as the principle of equipoise, provides the ethical basis for medical research that involves assigning patients to different treatment arms of a clinical trial.

The term was first used by Benjamin Freedman in 1987, although references to its use go back to 1795 by Dr. Edward Jenner. In short, clinical equipoise means that there is genuine uncertainty in the expert medical community over whether a treatment will be beneficial. This applies also for off-label treatments performed before or during their required clinical trials.

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MORE:

https://www.ahajournals.org/doi/full/10.1161/CIRCRESAHA.116.309594

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Stock Market Open New Year’s Eve 12/31/2021

Bond Markets to Close Early Friday

By Staff reporters

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The stock market, buoyed by a Santa Claus rally and a banner year, will have one more day to extend its gains.

Both the New York Stock Exchange and NASDAQ will be open on New Year’s Eve. Bond markets will close early at 2 p.m. Friday.

The markets typically close on New Year’s Day but this year the holiday falls on a Saturday, when they would have shuttered anyway. Last week, the New York Stock Exchange and Nasdaq closed on Friday, Christmas Eve, in observance of Christmas, which also fell on a Saturday.

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