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Jul 7, 2021

The Impacts of Lockdowns – Dr. Jay Bhattacharya

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Health, Isolation, Lockdowns, Mental Health, Psychology, Public Health


This week I am so excited to welcome Dr. Jay Bhattacharya on the podcast. He is a Professor of Medicine at Stanford University and directs Stanford’s Center for Demography and Economics of Health and Aging. Dr. Bhattacharya’s recent research focuses on the epidemiology of COVID, including the lethality of COVID infection and effects of lockdown policies.


  • The ideas behind pandemic plans, and why Dr. Bhattacharya says lockdowns will be viewed as the single biggest public health mistake in all of history.
  • Why public health officials’ had the wrong approach by focusing on controlling all infections (or cases) in the population, rather than focusing on how to protect those most at risk.
  • The psychological, socio-economic, and physical effects that infection control/ lockdowns have had on individuals and communities.