Scott Atlas joined Ben Domenech to discuss the data surrounding schools reopening and the dangers of not following the science. Atlas is a fellow in scientific philosophy and public policy at Stanford University’s Hoover Institution, a member of Hoover’s Working Group on Health Care Policy, and the former head of neuroradiology at Stanford Medical School.

Atlas laid out multiple points of scientific evidence indicating the necessity of reopening schools. This included the documented facts that children are young people are at low risk of developing COVID-19 themselves and they’re at low risk of spreading it to others. Furthermore, he said, school closures are extremely harmful to children’s health in different ways, especially in that distance learning has proven to be a failure.

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  1. LibertyDefender Member

    Ben, great interview.  Dr. Atlas’ comment that public policy should not be simply acting out of caution and fear resonated with me.

    Nearly 20 years ago, I met a young stay-at-home mother who happened to be a graduate of (freaking) Yale Law School.  She explained that it was her intention to raise her children so that they never experience fear.  I was struck dumb.  One of the smartest people you could meet, completely disconnected from reality.

    I shudder when I think about those poor, abused children reaching the age of adulthood with no preparation at all – not just inadequate preparation, but no preparation at all – for facing adult life.

    Surely children raised by such irresponsible (elite) parents are easy pickings for cradle-to-grave government programs.

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