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

by David R. Henderson, Jonathan Lipowvia The Wall Street Journal
Monday, June 15, 2020

Four new analyses of actual results show how the initial projections overestimated the value of lockdowns.


A Real Market In Medical Care? Singapore Shows The Way

by George P. Shultz, Vidar Jorgensenvia The Wall Street Journal
Monday, June 15, 2020

Some American companies have embraced elements of it, such as price transparency and HSAs.

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Niall Ferguson On Trump, Viral Disinformation & Coronavirus

interview with Niall Fergusonvia Free Speech TV
Monday, June 15, 2020

Hoover Institution fellow Niall Ferguson discusses coronavirus disinformation, lockdowns, media coverage, network effects and much more.

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The Education Exchange: How America Responded To The Pandemic Of 1957-58: “Almost The Exact Opposite Of What We See Today”

by Paul E. Peterson interview with Niall Fergusonvia The Education Exchange
Monday, June 15, 2020

A senior fellow at the Hoover Institution, Niall Ferguson, joins Paul E. Peterson to discuss the 1957-58 flu pandemic, how governments reacted to its outbreak and how it compares to the response to the Covid-19.

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How Bad Science Led To Disastrous COVID-19 Policies, With Dr. Scott Atlas

interview with Scott W. Atlasvia Hold These Truths with Dan Crenshaw
Sunday, June 14, 2020

Hoover Institution fellow Scott Atlas discusses closures and other fear-based mitigation strategies that are still happening across America in reaction to COVID-19.

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Coronavirus Has Kicked Off A ‘Massive’ Economic Shift And No One Knows Where It’s Going

cited Steven J. Davisvia Inquirer
Sunday, June 14, 2020

The coronavirus has devastated business for Valerie Safran and Marcie Turney, who own five restaurants around South 13th Street that were catalysts in the revival of Midtown Center City. Not all will survive.

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Congress Weighs Next Steps On WHO Relationship

quoting Lanhee J. Chenvia Roll Call (DC)
Friday, June 12, 2020

Lawmakers are considering new ways to approach the World Health Organization, as President Donald Trump’s intentions behind his threat to terminate the relationship remain unclear.

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Davenport: Bending The Wrong Curve

by David Davenportvia Townhall Review
Friday, June 12, 2020
Thanks to the coronavirus crisis, we have a new vocabulary, including “bending the curve” of the disease to protect the public health system from collapse.
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Coronavirus Slowdown In Europe Complicates Clinical Trials

by Paul R. Gregoryvia What Paul Gregory Is Writing About
Friday, June 12, 2020
The decline in daily new COVID-19 infections to single and double digits in Europe is leading to new complications. Switzerland’s NZZ (Neue Zurcher Zeiting) reports that the slowdown in COVID-19 infections in Germany, Switzerland and neighboring countries is complicating the testing for effective drugs and therapeutic approaches.
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Richard Epstein: WHO Mis-Announces And Then Un-Announces Asymptomatic Infectiousness "Very Rare," & What Is To Be Done

interview with Richard A. Epsteinvia The John Batchelor Show
Thursday, June 11, 2020

Hoover Institution fellow Richard Epstein discusses the WHO's announcement and then un-announcement that asymptomatic COVID-19 infectiousness is "very rare."


Health Care Policy Working Group

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.