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The Virus From China And American Political Debate

by Russell A. Bermanvia Telos
Wednesday, June 17, 2020

As of this writing, the precise origin of the Chinese virus, SARS CoV-2, remains unclear. It is however known that cases predated the eruption in the “wet market” in Wuhan—which in the meantime has been reopened, suggesting at least that Chinese authorities do not believe it was the source of the pandemic. The alternative theory that the virus escaped from experiments in one of Wuhan’s virology laboratories therefore remains plausible.

In the News

Silent Food Crisis Is Striking

quoting Raghuram Rajanvia Telangana Today
Wednesday, June 17, 2020

As the infection rates go up, job losses increase and workers leave cities to walk back home, there is a silent food crisis striking the country. The levels of malnutrition and Severe Acute Malnourishment (SAM) are bound to go up significantly.

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Stanford Research Fellow David Henderson Argues US Is Ready For Major Re-Opening

by David R. Hendersonvia Fox News
Tuesday, June 16, 2020

Hoover Institution fellow David Henderson discusses his Wall Street Journal article "The Data Are In: It’s Time for Major Reopening."

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Dr. Scott Atlas Says The Data Shows The Decision To Reopen Schools In The Fall Is ‘Obvious’

interview with Scott W. Atlasvia KUSI
Tuesday, June 16, 2020

Hoover Institution fellow Scott Atlas explains kids have very little risk to COVID-19, and implementing excessive protocols in order to return to school will simply become an unneeded distraction.

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Checks And Balances: June 2020

mentioning Richard A. Epsteinvia Ballotpedia News
Tuesday, June 16, 2020

In this month’s edition of Checks and Balances, we review the potential implications of the coronavirus pandemic for the repeal of agency rules under the Congressional Review Act; President Donald Trump’s (R) executive order concerning procedural rights in administrative adjudication; a new quorum at the Federal Election Commission; and an order from the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration that highlights the role of federal agency in preemption decisions.

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Kate Bundorf: COVID-19 And The US Healthcare System | Hoover Virtual Policy Briefing

interview with M. Kate Bundorfvia Hoover Podcasts
Tuesday, June 16, 2020

Kate Bundorf Discusses COVID-19 And The US Healthcare System.

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Restoring Quality Health Care, 2nd Edition

by Scott W. Atlasvia Hoover Institution Press
Tuesday, June 16, 2020

Presents key reforms to increase the access and quality of health care, reduce its costs, and empower consumers. Updated for 2020, including facts about single-payer systems.

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Kate Bundorf: COVID-19 and the US Healthcare System

interview with M. Kate Bundorfvia Hoover Virtual Policy Briefings
Tuesday, June 16, 2020

The Hoover Institution presents an online virtual briefing series on pressing policy issues, including health care, the economy, democratic governance, and national security. Briefings will include thoughtful and informed analysis from our top scholars.

KATE BUNDORF: COVID-19 and the US Healthcare System 
Tuesday, June 16, 2020 at 11AM PT/ 2PM ET

Analysis and Commentary

Lanhee Chen: Costly Hypocrisy From Our Public Health Officials

interview with Lanhee J. Chenvia Townhall Review
Tuesday, June 16, 2020

Public health officials across America have spent the last several months warning about the dangers of the coronavirus, and the need for us to stay at home, halt economic activity and avoid social interactions with our friends and neighbors.

Analysis and Commentary

The Data Are In: It’s Time For Major Reopening

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Tuesday, June 16, 2020

Early in the Covid-19 pandemic, an influential economic analysis from the University of Chicago concluded that the likely benefits of moderate social distancing would greatly exceed the resultant costs. The New York Times and the Washington Post recently cited that study as evidence that the use of strict lockdowns to control the virus’s spread has been justified, and that current efforts to “open up” social and economic activity around the U.S. are dangerous and irresponsible. 

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The Working Group on Health Care Policy devises 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.