Episode 13 – Interview with the Real Dr. Fralick: Reflections on HIV/AIDS in the 1980s and now COVID-19

Welcome back Rounds Table Listeners!

This week we interview Dr. Richard Fralick, a hospitalist at Sunnybrook and public health specialist.

He chats with us about the evolution of public health from the 1980s to today through comparing and contrasting the unique challenges of the HIV/AIDS epidemic and COVID-19 pandemic.

For more, a seminal paper from NEJM published in 1987 on the use of azidothymidine (AZT) in AIDS patients: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/3299089/

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  • Ray Singer says:

    Don’t know who would look at a comment from a 3 year old podcast, but I just listened to it, and absolutely loved the humanity and humour as the Frailich 3 recounted Dad Frailich:s professional life. Went thru med school with Richards. I may have even shared living space for awhile, but my memory’s s foggy on that one. Richard, did you reside a while in New College residence?

  • Susan Saranchuk says:

    Loved this podcast, learned so much and the familial feel to the conversation really worked. Good clinical information mixed with the obvious compassion that Dr. Richard Fralick possesses made it listenable to the last second. Nice one!

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