#235 – Michael Mina: Rapid COVID Testing

Michael Mina is an immunologist, epidemiologist, and physician at Harvard. Please support this podcast by checking out our sponsors:
Notion: https://notion.com/startups to get up to $1000 off team plan
Quip: https://getquip.com/lex to get first refill free
Theragun: https://therabody.com/lex to get 30 day trial
Athletic Greens: https://athleticgreens.com/lex and use code LEX to get 1 month of fish oil
Four Sigmatic: https://foursigmatic.com/lex and use code LexPod to get up to 60% off

Michael’s Twitter: https://twitter.com/michaelmina_lab

Podcast website: https://lexfridman.com/podcast
Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2lwqZIr
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2nEwCF8
RSS: https://lexfridman.com/feed/podcast/
YouTube Full Episodes: https://youtube.com/lexfridman
YouTube Clips: https://youtube.com/lexclips

– Check out the sponsors above, it’s the best way to support this podcast
– Support on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/lexfridman
– Twitter: https://twitter.com/lexfridman
– Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/lexfridman
– LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/lexfridman
– Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/lexfridman
– Medium: https://medium.com/@lexfridman

Here’s the timestamps for the episode. On some podcast players you should be able to click the timestamp to jump to that time.
(00:00) – Introduction
(08:14) – At-home COVID-19 tests
(18:17) – Medical devices and FDA classification
(24:37) – Rapid test availability
(40:59) – Who is in charge of public health?
(57:38) – Testing privacy
(1:04:54) – Biden’s COVID-19 Action Plan
(1:16:08) – Uncertainty, fear, and COVID
(1:23:02) – Vaccines and herd immunity
(1:31:42) – Meditation and consciousness
(1:41:44) – Minimalism and Capitalism
(1:45:20) – The future of humanity