Episode 51 – Idioms of Normality hosted by Dr. Paul H. Mason
Dr Diego Silva in conversation with Dr Paul Mason.
In this episode of Idioms of Normality, Paul speaks with bioethicist Dr Diego Silva who conducts research in public health ethics and teaches the Masters of Public Health and the Masters of Bioethics at the University of Sydney. Paul and Diego discuss the distinction between normal as a descriptive and prescriptive term and the value in disentangling these two concepts. They also discuss the value, and importance, of including as many diverse voices as possible in these discussions. With a specialty in studying pandemics, Diego brings some interesting thoughts to bear upon the last few years of lockdowns and public health efforts.