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Dr. Scott Atlas With Eric Bolling On Politics & COVID-19

interview with Scott W. Atlasvia America This Week with Eric Bolling
Thursday, September 10, 2020

Hoover Institution fellow Scott Atlas discusses COVID-19 and says he and the Trump Administration are doing everything they can to keep everyone safe.

Did Trump Downplay Covid Enough?

mentioning Eric Hanushekvia The Wall Street Journal
Thursday, September 10, 2020

Thank goodness President Trump resisted the most panicked authoritarian responses to Covid-19 imposed by some U.S. governors. But he’s now facing questions over a Feb. 7 interview, included in a new Bob Woodward book, in which Mr. Trump said that Covid was deadlier than the flu.

Students Have Already Been Saddled With Economic Losses From School Closures

by Eric Hanushek, Ludger Woessmannvia The Hill
Thursday, September 10, 2020

Nobody is talking about schools resuming completely to normal this fall, but the economic problems caused by the pandemic would not be solved even if they did. In an analysis that we authored and that was discussed last weekend by education ministers of the G-20, we find the cohort of K-12 students hit by the spring closures has been seriously harmed and already faces a loss of lifetime income of 3 percent or more. The nation also faces a bleaker future.

Ivor Cummins On The Coronavirus

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Thursday, September 10, 2020

I found this video by Ivor Cummins quite informative. Of course, I’m open to being told why he might be, or even is, wrong.

The COVID-19 Infodemic: What Can Be Done About The Infectious Spread Of Misinformation And Disinformation

by Herbert Lin, Harold Trinkunasvia The Bulletin
Thursday, September 10, 2020

Almost since its first emergence, the spreading SARS-CoV-2 outbreak has also been accompanied by a widespread proliferation of misinformation and disinformation, what the World Health Organization (WHO) described as “a massive ‘infodemic’—an over-abundance of information … that makes it hard for people to find trustworthy sources and reliable guidance when they need it.”

New OECD Analysis By Hoover Institution Fellows: Affected Students See At Least 3% Lower Career Earnings Because Of COVID School Closings

Thursday, September 10, 2020
Hoover Institution, Stanford University

Eric A. Hanushek, the Paul and Jean Hanna Senior Fellow in Education and Distinguished Visiting Fellow Ludger Woessmann at Stanford’s Hoover Institution released an Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD)  analysis on The Economic Impacts of Learning Losses incurred during the COVID-19 pandemic.  This groundbreaking OECD analysis was presented at the G20 Education Ministers virtual meeting on September 5, 2020.  While not addressing when or how schools re-open, it points to the long-run harm to students and to the nation of the accumulating learning losses. 

Press Releases

AstraZeneca Vaccine Trial Pause Is ‘Routine’: Dr. Scott Atlas

interview with Scott W. Atlasvia Fox Business
Wednesday, September 9, 2020

Hoover Institution fellow Scott Atlas discusses the AstraZeneca COVID-19 trial being put on pause because of an adverse reaction.

A Conversation With Dr. Lanhee Chen

interview with Lanhee J. Chenvia The Hamilton Review
Tuesday, September 8, 2020

Hoover Institution fellow Lanhee Chen talks about children engaging in online learning during the COVID-19 pandemic. Chen discusses the social, emotional, and economic toll that is problematic for families in our country, as children are beginning the school year – many of them at home.


Trump's New Covid-19 Adviser Scott Atlas Responds To Critics

interview with Scott W. Atlasvia CNN
Tuesday, September 8, 2020

Hoover Institution fellow Scott Atlas responds to critics.

GoI’s Plan To Conserve Resources For A Future Stimulus Is Self-Defeating, Says Raghuram Rajan

by Raghuram Rajanvia Economic Times (India)
Monday, September 7, 2020

The recently released quarterly GDP growth numbers for the first quarter of FY2020-21 should alarm us all. The 23.9% contraction in India (and the numbers will probably be worse when we get estimates of the damage in the informal sector) compares with a drop of 12.4% in Italy and 9.5% in the US, two of the most Covid-affected advanced economies.



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by Kevin Warsh via Wall Street Journal

How To Treat The Financial Symptoms Of COVID-19
by John H. Cochrane via Wall Street Journal

The purpose of this portal is to aggregate articles and provide links to audio and video content generated by Hoover fellows pertaining to the coronavirus and Covid-19.

Specifically, the portal will host thoughtful and informed analysis and policy responses to mitigate the potential effects of the pandemic.  This portal will be a central location for those seeking specific policy options for addressing the public health emergency and resulting economic challenges posed by coronavirus and Covid-19.

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