Prof. Dr. Jay Bhattacharya - We don't know how dangerous COVID-19 really is!


The Age of Spin


Published on Apr 4, 2020

Dr. Jay Bhattacharya is a professor of medicine at Stanford University. He is a research associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research and a senior fellow at the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research and the Stanford Freeman Spogli Institute. His March 24, 2020 article in the Wall Street Journal questions the premise that "the coronavirus would kill millions without protection orders and quarantines". In the article, he suggests that "there is little evidence to support this premise - and death toll estimates could be plausibly several orders of magnitude larger." In this issue of "Uncommon Knowledge" with Peter Robinson we have Dr. Bhattacharya asked to defend this statement and describe how he came to this conclusion. We go into the details of his research, using data from hotspots around the world and his background as a doctor, medical researcher, and economist. It's currently not popular to question conventional wisdom regarding protection on the spot, but Dr. Bhattacharya is a strong argument for questioning this based on business and science.