Jay Bhattacharya

Senior Fellow
Biography: 

Jay Bhattacharya, M.D., is a senior fellow at the Hoover Institution. Previously, he was a research fellow at the Hoover Institution. He is a professor at Stanford University Medical School.

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Matters Of Policy & Politics: Goodbye, Mask Mandate . . . Now What?

interview with Jay Bhattacharya, Bill Whalenvia Matters of Policy & Politics
Tuesday, April 19, 2022

The efficacy of mask-wearing, the nuances of the BA.2 variant, lessons from past lockdowns, and a California bill that would silence COVID dissenters in California’s medical community.

Interviews

Dr. Jay Bhattacharya: Why Free Debate Is Critical To Medicine And Science

interview with Jay Bhattacharyavia Heartland Institute
Wednesday, March 9, 2022

Hoover Institution fellow Jay Bhattacharya, discusses herd immunity, why it was so ignored during COVID-19, the latest terrorism bulletin from the Department of Homeland Security on “mandate dissent,” the government’s claim that it is a possible trigger for violence and unrest, and what needs to be done with the nation’s health agencies so they are more responsive to the public.

Analysis and Commentary

New Pfizer Data Kills The Case For Universal Child Covid Vaccines

by Jay Bhattacharyavia UnHerd
Tuesday, March 8, 2022

The real-world trial in New York yielded disappointing results

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A Deceptive Covid Study, Unmasked

by Jay Bhattacharyavia The Wall Street Journal
Tuesday, January 11, 2022

Duke researchers look at transmission in schools and end up reinforcing their prior assumptions.

Co-Author: Tom Nicholson

Analysis and Commentary

America Needs A Rebirth Of Science

by Scott W. Atlas, Jay Bhattacharyavia National Review
Monday, December 20, 2021

The nation’s experience during Covid has revealed that the scientific community is not giving Americans what they need, what they deserve, and what they pay for. We must do better.

Co-Author: Martin Kulldorff

Analysis and Commentary

We Cannot Stop The Spread Of Covid, But We Can End The Pandemic: Protect The Old And Vulnerable, Forget Lockdowns - And Learn To Live With The Virus

by Jay Bhattacharyavia Daily Mail
Friday, December 17, 2021

The arrival of the omicron variant has led some politicians and public health grandees to call for a return to business closures and 'circuit-breaker' lockdowns.

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GoodFellows: Ejector Seat

interview with Jay Bhattacharya, John H. Cochrane, Niall Ferguson, H. R. McMastervia Fellow Talks
Tuesday, November 9, 2021

The latest on the pandemic front: kids ages 5–12 receiving vaccines and a federal deadline for private employers to comply with new vaccine rules set for January. Dr. Jay Bhattacharya, a Stanford University School of Medicine professor, joins Hoover senior fellows Niall Ferguson, H. R. McMaster, and John Cochrane for a wide-ranging conversation on COVID-19, encompassing mask sensibility, vaccine efficacy, and where Anthony Fauci and public health officials went astray.

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Ejector Seat

interview with Jay Bhattacharya, John H. Cochrane, Niall Ferguson, H. R. McMastervia GoodFellows: Conversations From The Hoover Institution
Tuesday, November 9, 2021

The latest on the pandemic front: kids ages 5–12 receiving vaccines and a federal deadline for private employers to comply with new vaccine rules set for January. Dr. Jay Bhattacharya, a Stanford University School of Medicine professor, joins Hoover senior fellows Niall Ferguson, H. R. McMaster, and John Cochrane for a wide-ranging conversation on COVID-19, encompassing mask sensibility, vaccine efficacy, and where Anthony Fauci and public health officials went astray.

Victor Davis Hanson Diagnoses The Dying Citizen

interview with Jay Bhattacharyavia Uncommon Knowledge
Tuesday, November 2, 2021

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Victor Davis Hanson's new book is The Dying Citizen: How Progressive Elites, Tribalism, and Globalization Are Destroying the Idea of America. As is typical whenever Dr. Hanson joins us, this interview covers a wide spectrum of topics and references.

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What Happened: Dr. Jay Bhattacharya On 19 Months Of COVID

interview with Jay Bhattacharyavia Uncommon Knowledge
Thursday, October 21, 2021

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In this wide-ranging interview, Dr. Bhattacharya takes us through how the pandemic started, how it spread throughout the world, the efficacy of lockdowns, the development and distribution of the vaccines, and the rise of the Delta variant.

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