“Lockdowns Were a Mistake” – Dr Jay Bhattacharya



Jay Bhattachary is a professor of medicine, of Economics, and of Health Research Policy at Stanford University, and the director of Stanford’s Center for Demography and Economics of Health and Aging.

During the COVID-19 pandemic, Bhattacharya was an opponent of lockdowns and mask mandates. With Martin Kulldorff and Sunetra Gupta, he was a co-author in 2020 of the Great Barrington Declaration, which advocated letting the virus spread in lower-risk groups with the aim of herd immunity, with “focused protection” of those most at risk.

00:00 Intro

05:04 Assessing How Lockdown Played Out

12:30 Why Couldn’t We Overcome the Disease?

18:04 The Danger of People Losing Trust in Scientists 30:59 Impact of the Virus if there wasn’t a Lockdown

39:05 How Many Previously Healthy People have had Long-Term Effects of Covid?

45:27 Why Did the Virus Affect Different Groups in Different Ways?

47:05 People Taking Advantage During Lockdown

54:59 Long-Term Health Effects of the Lockdown

58:44 Have we Learnt from Covid Mistakes?

1:01:35 Did the Public do Enough to Stand Up for their Rights?

1:07:07 What’s the One Thing We’re Not Talking About?