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Dr. Scott Atlas Responds To CNN Anchor After Trump Taps Him As New Coronavirus Adviser

interview with Scott W. Atlasvia Fox News
Thursday, August 13, 2020

Hoover Institution fellow Scott Atlas defends himself against the unscientific attacks. Atlas notes that there is an overwhelming body of scientific data to back his recommendations concerning COVID-19.

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One On One With Dr. Scott Atlas

interview with Scott W. Atlasvia Fox 11 News
Thursday, August 13, 2020

Hoover Institution fellow Scott Atlas discusses the coronavirus and its effect on children.

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Scott Atlas: Should We Be Wearing Masks Everywhere, Even At Home?

interview with Scott W. Atlasvia Fox News
Wednesday, August 12, 2020

Hoover Institution fellow Scott Atlas discusses some of the precautions that should be taken to protect yourself and others from the coronavirus.

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Dr. Scott Atlas On New Role Advising White House, Fate Of College Sports Amid COVID Pandemic

interview with Scott W. Atlasvia Yahoo News
Monday, August 10, 2020

Hoover Institution fellow Scott Atlas discusses the reason why college football should be played this season.

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Dr. Scott Atlas Backs Calls To Play College Football This Fall: 'We Have To Become Rational Here'

interview with Scott W. Atlasvia Fox News
Monday, August 10, 2020

Hoover Institution fellow Scott Atlas explains that college athletes are in the best situation to safely play their sport during the coronavirus pandemic.

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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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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.