Humility & Free Speech Are Fundamental Prerequisites For Trust In Science
If you have been following me from the beginning, you know I've been outspoken in opposition to much of the government's response to the pandemic since very early in 2020. But not unlike a tree falling in a forest when there is nobody there to hear it, guys like me in 2020 were seldom heard, especially when it came to our thoughts on the pandemic. Fast forward a couple years and I've been blessed to have conversations with some of the greatest minds in the health and science communities. Regular DTH listeners are familiar with my conversations with my friend, and former head of the NIH, Dr. Francis Collins. through the Truth & Trust initiative within my work at Braver Angels. What people may not know however is I am also friends with Dr. Jay Bhattacharya, co-author of the Great Barrington Declaration, and someone I'm incredibly honored to call a friend.
Who is Dr. Jay Bhattacharya?
Jay Bhattacharya is a Professor of Medicine at Stanford University. He is a research associate at the National Bureau of Economics Research, a senior fellow at the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research, and at the Stanford Freeman Spogli Institute. He holds courtesy appointments as Professor in Economics and in Health Research and Policy. He directs the Stanford Center on the Demography of Health and Aging. Dr. Bhattacharya’s research focuses on the economics of health care around the world with a particular emphasis on the health and well-being of vulnerable populations. Dr. Bhattacharya’s peer-reviewed research has been published in economics, statistics, legal, medical, public health, and health policy journals. He holds an MD and PhD in economics from Stanford University.
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