QUESTIONS? Jay Bhattacharya, MD, PhD, is my guest tomorrow. He is an author of the Great Barrington Declaration criticizing Covid policy, signed by nearly a million scientists around the world. I am sharing this article in MedPage Today because it says neither he, nor his co-authors, returned request for comment, which always catches my eye because it makes me wonder if the person was given ample time, opportunity or they really chose to disengage. The article states, "a professor of medicine and economics at Stanford University, was an early vocal opponent of coronavirus lockdowns beginning in early March. In a March 24 opinion piece published in the Wall Street Journal when statewide lockdowns were beginning, Bhattacharya and a co-author questioned the severity of the virus, stating that universal quarantines may not be worth the costs to the economy, social life, and population health."
Thanks for your feedback in yesterday's editorial board meeting. I ruminated on the topic and this is what I realized Russell Brand got the most wrong....
Just got back from butchering chickens. I watched the Russel Brand “censored” videos on the way (YouTube removed one of his videos for saying something positive about ivermectin). I’d like your feedback on it all as I prepare a video.
Sharing this comment on the Russell Brand video to show two things I discuss regularly: hero worship on the internet & how that leads to a similar environment as the one I left in corporate news. When audiences seek the messenger over the messages, emotionally attaching to a personality rather than digesting information with skepticism regardless of who’s saying it, it creates similar bias echo chambers where creators simply stick to safe topics, applauding their audience’s assumed heroes and attacking obvious villains.
When your 2-year old helps butcher chickens. 😬 Jack stayed far away so as not to be confused for poultry as well…But hey, now we have a freezer stocked with the fruits of our friends’ labor.