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David Shaywitz

David Shaywitz, a physician-scientist, is the founder of Astounding HealthTech, a Silicon Valley advisory service; an adjunct scholar at the American Enterprise Institute; and a Lecturer in the Department of Biomedical Informatics at Harvard Medical School.


Articles by David Shaywitz

January 16, 2021 5:30 am

Technology That Delivered

Signs of hope in Joe Biden’s choice of science advisor—and in the unleashed ingenuity that made it possible to rapidly produce vaccines.
David Shaywitz
December 3, 2020 5:01 am

Vaccines Don’t Protect People. Vaccination Does.

Implementation. Implementation. Implementation.
David Shaywitz
November 27, 2020 5:05 am

This Is How Biden Can Lead with Science

It starts with being mindful of your own priors.
David Shaywitz
November 19, 2020 5:17 am

The Marketing Theory Which Explains Why Trump Owns the GOP

It’s the emotion, Stupid.
David Shaywitz
November 11, 2020 5:04 am

How to Make Biden’s COVID Task Force Better

Biden is following the science. But he needs input from industry, too.
David Shaywitz
October 31, 2020 12:00 pm

Getting Better at Getting Better

COVID mortality is plummeting in the absence of a vaccine. New research highlights the value of incremental innovation.
David Shaywitz
October 20, 2020 5:14 am

Trump vs. Fauci

It's a fight we all lose.
David Shaywitz
October 19, 2020 5:16 am

Learning the Right Lessons from the Trump Experience

Don’t forget the rule of stopped clocks.
David Shaywitz
October 5, 2020 5:17 am

Trump’s Battle with COVID Can Bring Us Together

Sickness and disease have the power make us remember our shared humanity.
David Shaywitz
October 1, 2020 5:30 am

Three Errors About Trump (and An Encouraging Truth)

Plus, why Biden should embrace political heterodoxy and not demand ideological purity.
David Shaywitz