Dr. Jay Battacharya Explains Why He Thinks ‘Focused Prevention’ Is Smarter Than Nationwide Lockdowns | WALL STREET MEETS WASHINGTON EP. 26

Dr. Jay Battacharya Explains Why He Thinks ‘Focused Prevention’ Is Smarter Than Nationwide Lockdowns | WALL STREET MEETS WASHINGTON EP. 26


Daily Caller White House correspondent Christian Datoc sits down with Wall Street guru and CEO of Farvahar Partners Omeed Malik for a new episode of “WALL STREET MEETS WASHINGTON.” It’s the only show that breaks down the Beltway’s economic updates for both financial VIPs and everyday Americans looking for market tips.

This week, Datoc and Malik sat down with Dr. Jay Battacharya, an epidemiology professor at Stanford University who also happens to hold a Ph.D. in economics. Battacharya was in Washington, D.C., this past week making recommendations on how the administration should alter its coronavirus pandemic response.

He made the case for using “focused prevention” — a concept outlined in the Great Barrington Declaration — to stop coronavirus. Battacharya argues that while there are plenty of virologists, epidemiologists, and other scientists working on the government’s response, the administration made a key mistake in not putting policy experts expressly concerned with potential negative impacts of the mitigation efforts on the coronavirus task force. (RELATED: New Unemployment Claims Increase To 840,000, Higher Than Expected)

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In all, Battacharya laid out a simple argument. Sweeping lockdowns might stop viral spread, but he states they have caused widespread economic pain and

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