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We discuss the return of covid mandates, Governor Newsom's sudden change of mind on covid, Missouri v. Biden, and The New Abnormal
Here’s my recent interview with Reason magazine’s livestream show.
It’s back-to-school season, and for some parts of the country, that means dealing with COVID restrictions again. Americans are no longer experiencing indefinite school closures or ubiquitous masking, but intermittent school closures, temporary mask mandates, and COVID vaccine requirements persist.
Will it ever end? Or are we in “the new abnormal?”
That's what Aaron Kheriaty, a psychiatrist and fellow and director of the Program in Bioethics and American Democracy at the Ethics and Public Policy Center, argued in his 2022 book, The New Abnormal: The Rise of the Biomedical Security State. Kheriaty worked at the University of California, Irvine for almost 15 years, both as a professor and director of UCI Health's Medical Ethics Program, until he was fired for challenging the school's COVID vaccine mandate. He's also a plaintiff in the Missouri v. Biden lawsuit, which alleges that the federal government coerced social media companies into censoring legally protected speech during the pandemic.
If you don’t have time for the whole thing and want a five-minute clip, here’s my reaction to Governor Newsom’s recent about-face on covid policies and his attempts to evade responsibility:
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