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Stanford’s Dr. Scott Atlas: ‘Stopping COVID-19 Cases Is Not The Appropriate Goal’

interview with Scott W. Atlasvia Daily Caller
Monday, August 3, 2020

Hoover Institution fellow Scott Atlas discusses COVID-19 and says that stopping cases “is not the appropriate goal” in combating coronavirus.

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Fear First, Education Last?

by Paul E. Peterson, Scott W. Atlasvia The Hill
Thursday, July 30, 2020

At long last, and maybe too late, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released a statement on “The Importance of Reopening Americans Schools this Fall.” After issuing warnings about potential risks to children all spring and early summer, the CDC acknowledged what has been known throughout the world for months — that “COVID-19 poses relatively low risks to school aged children. … So far in this pandemic, deaths of children are less than in each of the last five flu seasons.”

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Scott Atlas Calls For Ending Lockdowns 'In A Safe Way,' Cites 'Reasons For Optimism' In Coronavirus Fight

interview with Scott W. Atlasvia Fox News
Monday, July 27, 2020

Hoover Institution fellow Scott Atlas discusses a coronavirus vaccine and warns that the vaccine is not a cure all forever panacea. Atlas notes that  the virus is not eliminated by having people work from home and we should end the lock downs, but protect the high risk people.

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Dr. Scott Atlas: Science Demands That Schools Reopen

interview with Scott W. Atlasvia The Federalist Radio Hour
Friday, July 24, 2020

Hoover Institution fellow Scott Atlas discusses the data surrounding schools reopening and the dangers of not following the science.

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Dr. Scott Atlas Tells Americans Not To Panic As Case Numbers Rise In The United States

interview with Scott W. Atlasvia KUSI
Friday, July 24, 2020

Hoover Institution fellow Scott Atlas explained why we need to stay calm as case numbers cross 4 million and notes that children are at extremely low risk of getting or transmitting COVID-19.

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Dr. Atlas: Coronavirus Lockdowns As Eradicators Are A 'Complete Misconception'

interview with Scott W. Atlasvia Fox News
Friday, July 24, 2020

Hoover Institution fellow Scott Atlas discusses COVID-19 and what we now know about the virus. Based on what we know Dr. Atlas says schools need to open and the lock-downs need to end.

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Dr. Scott Atlas Talks School Reopening, Media Hysteria And More

interview with Scott W. Atlasvia The Howie Carr Show
Friday, July 17, 2020

Hoover Institution fellow Scott Atlas discusses the hysteria surrounding school reopenings.

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Dr. Scott Atlas: Too Much Hysteria Over School Reopenings

interview with Scott W. Atlasvia Fox News
Wednesday, July 15, 2020

Hoover Institution fellow Scott Atlas weighs in on keeping schools safe amid the coronavirus pandemic.

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Dr. Scott Atlas On Examining Politics

interview with Scott W. Atlasvia Examining Politics Podcast
Tuesday, July 14, 2020

Hoover Institution fellow Scott Atlas talks about the science behind America's largest school systems deciding to stay closed with at-home learning systems this fall? Atlas says there IS NO science behind these decisions.

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Dr. Scott Atlas Reacts To San Diego Unified School District Opting To Keep Students Home For Upcoming Year

interview with Scott W. Atlasvia KUSI
Monday, July 13, 2020

Hoover Institution fellow Scott Atlas talks about the San Diego Unified School District closing K-12 campuses for the school year and all of the problems related to the closures.

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Robert Wesson Senior Fellow
Leonard and Shirley Ely Senior Fellow
Keith and Jan Hurlbut Senior Fellow | Director of Research

The Working Group on Health Care Policy aims to devise public policies that enable more Americans to get better value for their health care dollar and foster appropriate innovations that will extend and improve life.

Key principles to guide the group's policy formation include focusing on the central role of individual choice and competitive markets in financing and delivering health services, individual responsibility for health behaviors and decisions, and appropriate guidelines for government intervention in health care markets.