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What Happened: Dr. Jay Bhattacharya on 19 Months of COVID

  • Published on Oct 20, 2021
  • Recorded on October 13, 2021

    From the very beginning of the COVID-19 crisis, Dr. Jay Bhattacharya has been on the front lines of analyzing, studying, and even personally fighting the pandemic. In this wide-ranging interview, Dr. Bhattacharya takes us through how it started, how it spread throughout the world, the efficacy of lockdowns, the development and distribution of the vaccines, and the rise of the Delta variant. He delves into what we got right, what we got wrong, and what we got really wrong. Finally, Dr. Bhattacharya looks to the future and how we will learn to live with COVID rather than trying to extinguish it, and how we might be prepared to deal with another inevitable pandemic that we know will arrive at some point.

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  • sc100ott
    sc100ott 2 months ago +2827

    Last year, I was one of tens of thousands of physicians to co-sign the Great Barrington Declaration. Today, I am still proud of that fact. My greatest respect goes out to Dr. Bhatacharya (apologies for spelling), his collaborators on the GBD, and to Dr. Scott Atlas, who I know is on the same page.

    • ziggy
      ziggy 2 months ago +199

      Thank You Doctor for.being on Correct Side of History.
      Godspeed to you and your kind.

    • gnorweb
      gnorweb 2 months ago +226

      Thanks, I am not a medical professional but I could clearly see that this was not a significant issue that warranted the response it got. It has been truly eye opening to see the scale of human stupidity and the resilience of the economy. I am in different ways hopeful for, and fearful of the future. Thank you for your contribution toward sanity during a time of unprecedented madness.

    • Johan öhman
      Johan öhman 2 months ago +121

      Thanks for a refreshing interview that on this topic make sense for a change 😊

    • ladyesther
      ladyesther 2 months ago +113

      Thank you.

    • Kathy Leicester
      Kathy Leicester 2 months ago +400

      I'm a member of the public who's being destroyed by the communists who have taken over and destroyed every institution I used to trust, including the medical profession.
      God bless all doctors who signed Barrington. We pray for you every day, and know that eventually, right will defeat evil.
      God bless you and all your other Barrington MDs.

  • Owen Crassweller
    Owen Crassweller 2 months ago +2065

    Dr Battacharya's measured approach is so much more credible than the hysteria of the public health officials and many politicians.

  • Paul Armstrong
    Paul Armstrong 2 months ago +2761

    This man is a hero. The fact he is targeted despite his scientific credientials is nothing less than criminal.

  • Kane123
    Kane123 2 months ago +2544

    Jay has been one of the true heroes of this pandemic. History will look kindly on the man who was brave enough to mount a defence against all this madness.

  • Mario Gonzalez
    Mario Gonzalez 2 months ago +3148

    It's unbelievable to me how so many people get really upset if you try to explain these facts to them...they simply don't want to hear it...Thank you...

  • Catherine Macneil
    Catherine Macneil 2 months ago +1120

    Thankyou from Melbourne, Australia. I wish we had such respectful and thoughtful discussions broadcast on our media here.

    • Met Girl
      Met Girl 2 months ago +93

      Hi from Adelaide
      Agreed !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Covidity
    Covidity 2 months ago +1937

    Historic interview. It will be referenced for years and years.

  • Dede Tudor
    Dede Tudor 3 months ago +986

    We're grateful for this interview.

  • Anna Fields
    Anna Fields 2 months ago +517

    Thank you so much for this important interview. I am one of the millions whose livelihood was devastated by the shutdown. I was unable to receive any assistance during that time, and I’m still trying to dig my way out financially. I started 2020 with no debt, and now I’m still on the edge of losing my business with tens thousands of debt. It’s been emotionally draining and stressful, and has taken me from loving my work to dreading it. I live in Washington state, and our state’s lockdown and mandates have been horrible for businesses, while next door in Idaho, it’s been mostly business as usual. We lost many customers to Idaho, since it’s a 25 minute drive away. I really appreciate you drawing attention to the mishandling of the lockdown. I hope it does some good, and wakes some people up.

  • Lifebee LifeBee
    Lifebee LifeBee 2 months ago +511

    Thank you for this intelligent and deep conversation. Personally, my hope to survive covid without vax is equal to my fear of getting serious side effects from vax. The scale is pretty much balanced, at least for me. In my immediate circle, I have four people age 60-80 who died from covid being fully vaccinated. It is a no for me, by now.

    • Nan
      Nan 2 months ago +239

      I really wish he had talked more on this. Would have loved to get his thoughts on Dr Peter McCullough, Dr Malone and others incl ex VP Pfizer Mike Yeadon and their very convincing and concerning warning on the vaccines, and also his thoughts on all the alarming safety signals showing in the Vaers data. I face losing my job over an employer mandate and so confused by conflicting information I'm hearing from seemingly genuine and highly educated medical experts. There is also no long term safety data. I am totally opposed to the propaganda and coercion and don't even know how I could continue working for a company that deems it ethical to demand coerced medical interventions on its staff. Where there is risk there should be choice.

  • Dani R
    Dani R 2 months ago +806

    The courage of this man to keep speaking out against the atrocities of our “scientific” community and governments in the way they have handled this pandemic, gives me hope for humanity! Thank you Jay and thank you for this interview. Everyone should hear this talk!

  • Cody Bench
    Cody Bench 2 months ago +152

    The creation and response to this whole thing is criminal. Thank you Jay for being honest. Although the damage continues, Thank you.

  • Mark Stanton
    Mark Stanton 2 months ago +528

    Brilliant men. Everything discussed makes so much sense, although I wish they would have addressed children's vaccinations.

  • Karrie Welch
    Karrie Welch 2 months ago +113

    Great work- thank you for continuing to speak- I disagree on these vaccines- we are seeing untold numbers of heart and neurological issues shortly after vaccine. The record number of top athlete deaths- many in teens and early 20’s, are horrifying.

  • Gyaan Chandraa Shakya
    Gyaan Chandraa Shakya 2 months ago +897

    Thank you for the interview . increasing covid hysteria is looking like a mass psychosis .

  • Babs Harris
    Babs Harris 2 months ago +378

    Well I never did go for any spots, never had the Flu & had no intention of getting a Vaccine. Just before Thanksgiving I got Covid from my Vaccinated friend. At 88 it was pretty scary, but with no DR, NO Hospital & no one to care for me, using only needed Supplements I have survive. It was scary & costly. Some side affects very frustrating. Excess sleeping was a great benefit. Unable to care for myself or cook, not being able to eat for over 3 week's worst.

  • Mercedes Carrión
    Mercedes Carrión 2 months ago +297

    This was devastating. Hard to watch 😭 Brutally and painfully honest. Heart broken with everything. Thank you for your bravery. 💗

  • Victoria Ward
    Victoria Ward 2 months ago +662

    Thank you soooo much!!! The Great Barrington Declaration was a light in the darkness when it was first published in Summer 2020. And it still makes perfect sense now, over a year later. It isn't built on whims and knee-jerk reactions but the principles of proper public health. Oh, may we soon return to those.

  • mark savage
    mark savage 2 months ago +725

    I started following Jay in april 2020 and it has kept me sane in a world of ignorance.

  • tonedawg1983
    tonedawg1983 2 months ago +383

    This was fascinating, thank you very much for this level headed interview. One thing I wish you touched on was the vaccination of children and young adults and the issue of Myocarditis.

    • ian bardon
      ian bardon 2 months ago +80

      Another interview is required re so called Vaccine s, these are shots with many different outcomes.

    • Nan
      Nan 2 months ago +140

      Yes I 100% agree.
      I'm wish I could get his thoughts on Dr Peter McCullough, Dr Malone and others incl ex VP Pfizer Mike Yeadon and their very convincing and concerning warning on the vaccines, and also his thoughts on all the alarming safety signals showing in the Vaers data. I face losing my job over an employer mandate and so confused by conflicting information I'm hearing from seemingly genuine and highly educated medical experts. There is also no long term safety data. I am totally opposed to the propaganda and coercion and don't even know how I could continue working for a company that deems it ethical to demand coerced medical interventions on its staff. Where there is risk there should be choice.

  • Julie Beth Ramsdell
    Julie Beth Ramsdell 2 months ago +257

    This discussion has restored my faith in humanity. Perhaps there is hope. Thank you, Dr Jay.

  • Babs S
    Babs S 2 months ago +111

    True science from scientists who actually care about humanity as a whole! Thank you so much!

  • Tom Perrone
    Tom Perrone 2 months ago +249

    One of the clearest conversations to date. Thank you!

  • Aces Maven
    Aces Maven 2 months ago +151

    I'm so glad that Peter interviews the way he does. Makes it easier for the rest of us to understand too. Wonderful interview as always! I always get excited to see Peter and his guests. Oh how I wish Dr. B had been in charge of the task force. How much better off we would have been. Unsure if some states would have listened. I'm glad he is still speaking out. Bless you Dr. B and thanks for another great interview Peter!

    ANN HOOVER 2 months ago +101

    Can't say thank you enough for this interview. Finally heard what feels like truth - rational, drama-free, unpolitical truth.

  • Robyn Cohen
    Robyn Cohen 2 months ago +360

    Thank you Dr Batacharaya for your courage during this time of profound intellectual deceipt from governments, the media, and corporates entities worldwide

  • magnus kwaszenko
    magnus kwaszenko 2 months ago +290

    Such a good interview, and what a gracious, thoughtful man, Jay Bhattacharya is. One hopes that as a result of rigorous analysis of dynamics, decisions made, policies implemented and public pronouncements given, a much more effective and multilevelled consideration of the actions needed in the next pandemic will emerge. Thank you both.

  • Joseph
    Joseph 2 months ago +311

    The list of things I loved about this interview is huge. Thank you for interviewing actual experts and asking some challenging questions! The tide is turning slowly thanks to shows like this

  • Neil Kerby
    Neil Kerby 2 months ago +343

    Thank you for all your work, I can only hope that as the facts are laid out, Anthony Fauchi and many more people who dictate to the population of the world, go to prison, no politician or scientist should be allowed to lock down a society. The WHO are not fit for purpose and are a disgrace. The damage to mental health and people's wellbeing is going to be felt for decades to come, I can only hope that this never will be allowed to happen again.

  • Ruth Nutter
    Ruth Nutter 2 months ago +173

    I’m riveted! Such common sense based on actual science! Thank you.

  • vita j Coffey
    vita j Coffey 2 months ago +251

    What great information! Love this interview! Thank you for doing this! I have lost faith in Medicine. But this interview helped me understand that there are still some doctors who really believe in their oath to “Do no harm” and have the best interest of their patients in mind!

  • Ines Crawford
    Ines Crawford 2 months ago +58

    Finally!! A reasonable, highly-qualified explanation about Covid, social, economic, political, education, medical, miscalculated health policies.
    Thank you Doctor Jay your explanations were easy to understand and convey to others.
    Thank you both!!

  • Tropicalan
    Tropicalan 2 months ago +86

    I called this right from the "get go". I said, "This will not end anytime soon" once this started. I cannot, in words, express my gratitude for a common sense approach. I thank you...

  • The Truth
    The Truth 2 months ago +155

    In person interview is night and day better than the zoom interviews. Thanks for what you do Peter.

  • Vira Mandybur
    Vira Mandybur 2 months ago +459

    Jay Bhattacharya...a brave voice of integrity. Thank you for your continued commitment to truth and science.

  • Dean Memory
    Dean Memory 2 months ago +113

    Thank you for such an intelligent discussion.

  • PhysicsOnLine
    PhysicsOnLine 2 months ago +70

    This is one of the most profoundly insightful interviews I have ever come across on You Tube.Thank you for publishing it.

  • Claude Hutchings
    Claude Hutchings Month ago +125

    Thank you for the first common sense discussion I have seen on this matter. Im surprised the social media police haven't shut it down

  • Nicole Smith
    Nicole Smith 2 months ago +245

    Whatever illness one gets when in your eighties it’s common knowledge that one is at a higher risk of dying,. Covid or no covid.These earthly bodies ware out as difficult and sad as that is; we are not in heaven yet! If one is afraid of covid they can choose to stay home but if everyone stops living, we all will die. Thank you such good common sense, at least to me. God bless

  • Clear Vision
    Clear Vision 2 months ago +233

    You were such a bright light in the darkness of this "Pandemic". God bless you and yours! Old nurse here!

    • Clear Vision
      Clear Vision 2 months ago +37

      Dr. Battacharya that is/ Thank you for continally speakng out on this onfolding disaster.

  • Robert Tuss
    Robert Tuss 2 months ago +118

    Enlightening. Thank You, Hoover Institution, Dr. Bhattacharya, and of course the inimitable Peter Robinson.

  • Donna Manuel
    Donna Manuel 2 months ago +19

    It felt so good to hear the scientific facts and truths that I now can sleep tonight knowing that I no longer feel confused. I'll wake up in the morning feeling so much stronger than I have been since that so called pandemic began. Thank you gentlemen. ❤️

  • Mooshin
    Mooshin 2 months ago +53

    As a pro-vaccination person this discussion gave me fresh and quite an interesting perspective. Thank you.

  • Joshua Lott
    Joshua Lott 2 months ago +229

    Dr. Jay is a very intelligent person.

  • Jody
    Jody 2 months ago +179

    Fantastic interview, really appreciate Uncommonknowledge

  • Muskett
    Muskett 2 months ago +63

    I'm from the UK. This is the best interview that reflects my views. Thank you.

  • Dina Armeni
    Dina Armeni 2 months ago +158

    Best interview ever. Hopefully things will change

  • Praneet Singh Butran
    Praneet Singh Butran 3 months ago +283

    WOWOWOOW, I am the first here to comment on the latest episode of the fantastic Pete Robinson's UnCKnowledge! You are truly doing a service to mankind, what a range of intellectual awesomeness!

  • Ruhmheim
    Ruhmheim 2 months ago +241

    Finally an face to face interview! I can't believe it..Feels so good

  • Peter Loxham
    Peter Loxham 2 months ago +85

    Peter, such a big thanks for a well balanced and incisive discussion into a world problem. We will never be given an apology by world health for making such catastrophic decisions based on fear rather than fact!

  • Jesus My Savior
    Jesus My Savior 2 months ago +111

    Thank you so much Dr. Jay! My heart is sunken and heavy seeing what’s happening in our country to our people, I cry…

  • Scott Carl
    Scott Carl 2 months ago +99


    If you look at each question through the lens of entropy and fear, you will be able to predict the outcome.
    Should we lock down? Yes, increases fear.
    Should we move sick seniors back into the assisted living centers? Yes, increases entropy.
    Should we investigate true IFR? No, it would decrease entropy.

    Thank you Dr. Bhattacharya

  • Beck Beck
    Beck Beck 2 months ago +26

    what a brilliant presentation by medical professionals qualified that makes sense on issues to combat covid. Thanks Hoover Instituation for bring this out.

  • Zach Scott
    Zach Scott 2 months ago +68

    Thank you for this interview and it’s so great to hear a really intelligent and thoughtful discussion of many colossal failures that just happen to be coincidental. Brett Weinstein said a quote the other day that bears repeating, “just follow the silence”

  • Yoon Jeongsoo
    Yoon Jeongsoo 2 months ago +86

    Thank you to the Hoover Institution for this interview as well as the one with Dr. Atlas many months ago. I swear, when I get rich enough I will start donating to you guys.

  • Marco Williams
    Marco Williams 2 months ago +56

    Thank you both. A balanced reasoned interview that lays bare as ridiculous all the silly mandates, and rules that have been imposed on us - often without any justification and in some cases, with no discernible logic.

  • Karen S
    Karen S 2 months ago +37

    Jay is one of the few with courage; thanks Peter for bringing him to us.
    Please comment back on what he thinks of using the vaccines with the current dominance of wild type variants. Thanks to you both.

  • Francisco
    Francisco 2 months ago +143

    What a range of intellectual awesomeness!!! I admire Dr. Bhattacharya! THANK YOU!

  • Mickey Constam
    Mickey Constam 2 months ago +30

    So great to hear Dr. Jay at length! I appreciate his expertise and common sense approach. Have seen him a number of times on Ingraham, but the format only affords him a couple of sound bytes. Thank you for this informative discussion!

  • Darvistas
    Darvistas 2 months ago +24

    This channel is brilliant.. I've watch for 18 months.. placing covid in context, where any journaliat and scientist with integrity should..bravo.

  • Mary-anne
    Mary-anne 2 months ago +70

    Thank you this brought me more hope again. This idea of focused protection is one I've felt is best right from the beginning. I enjoyed the whole video, I hope some people that should watch it do.

  • wei shiue
    wei shiue 2 months ago +1044

    I just wondered what will happen if Dr. B is in charge of task force back in 2020 instead of Dr. Fauci.

  • herinsh
    herinsh 2 months ago +139

    Very thought provoking, thanks for the bold share. I must wonder how could you get this so wrong? Perhaps it was no accident. Will history remember Fauci & the WHO in the same sentence as Mengala?

  • kwakaman555
    kwakaman555 2 months ago +24

    Thanks for a high quality discussion. Both elected officials and unelected bureaucrats have willfully avoided high quality debates, in itself disturbing to witness...

  • SCWgreg
    SCWgreg 2 months ago +47

    Please also post this on Odysee and Local platforms, to thwart censorship. Spot on, calm, logical, common sense. What about data from VAERS? What about alternative treatments? More research here please. Thank you.

  • Barbara Louise Benjamin
    Barbara Louise Benjamin 2 months ago +115

    A brilliant interview. Thankyou for being the voice of reason. May you be heard.

  • Erik Metzger
    Erik Metzger 2 months ago +158

    Dr. Jay is the best. He's too good for the farm.

  • Hertha Voorhis
    Hertha Voorhis 2 months ago +259

    Hallelujah! I salute you for speaking truth! As a pharmacist, I have been appalled by Fauci’s control over this Covid outbreak. We health care professionals have been silenced but we are waking up and are speaking out! Thank you!

  • Emily Allan
    Emily Allan 2 months ago +32

    Very important conversation. Thank you for posting this and thank you to RU-clip for not censoring it.

  • Yoon Jeongsoo
    Yoon Jeongsoo 3 months ago +844

    this is the most important video I have seen in the past 19 months

  • praise songs
    praise songs 2 months ago +27

    Thank u for this wonderful interview, it confirms all that I have experienced and concluded from scientific data and physician statements!!!

  • ESSM
    ESSM 2 months ago +68

    What a great conversation. Thank you Peter and thank you Dr Jay Bhattacharya. You are a gem of a person.

  • kosmotrekker
    kosmotrekker 2 months ago +80

    Great interview with a really honest scientist who dares to tell everybody ( including the establishment )
    the truth of what is happening with this epidemic. Great job Hoover Institution !

  • Nolie Abriol
    Nolie Abriol 2 months ago +31

    Thanks so much, i wish you are the head of the UN you have a lot of common sense, and a very caring person. My decision is not to be vaccinated. I think this is just crazy, when you are forcing the vaccines to the people. Gob Bless You Dr. B and Hoover.

  • LM G
    LM G 2 months ago +15

    Thank you both gentlemen, a wonderful open discussion.

  • Sandra W
    Sandra W 2 months ago +70

    Thank you for this discussion but I have a few questions. If the man who invented this type of "vaccine" recommends not to use it then what argument do y'all have that we should? Also, y'all are really informed and smart,and with that being said I would really be interested in hearing about an indepth analysis concerning the the side effects of this actual "experimental vaccine". Not that my opinion counts for much but y'all assume that Dr. "F" has our best intentions at heart which I don't agree with.
    Again thank you.

  • judge4all
    judge4all 3 months ago +212

    I agree w/ the gd Dr. ‘fear is more powerful than placebo”.

  • Ramy Barrett
    Ramy Barrett 2 months ago +28

    Thanks for an outstanding and educational interviews!!! Congratulations!🏆

  • Richard Billings
    Richard Billings 2 months ago +13

    Amazing! Thank you for your lucid and frank discussion of the issues and applying common sense. These discussions are needed in a broader medium and are not happening. Thanks again.

  • Ben Lloyd
    Ben Lloyd 3 months ago +135

    My two favourite people in one show!

  • elizabeth haas
    elizabeth haas 2 months ago +43

    This discussion has been very enlightening. Thank you

  • S P
    S P 2 months ago +50

    Mr. Robinson and Dr. Bhattacharya - thank you so much. My heartfelt gratitude for both of you.

  • Petro Bowen
    Petro Bowen 2 months ago +68

    At last another very highly intelligent person that did research and is now revealing true facts, well done and thank you for your hard work. RESEARCH AINT EASY, ITS HARD WORK !!!!

  • Irene Jennings
    Irene Jennings 2 months ago +13

    Finally some truth and common sense!! Thank you!

  • Jim Wilson
    Jim Wilson 2 months ago +46

    Thank you gor such a great interview. I wish were broadcast through more mainstream channels.

  • Jason Lovato
    Jason Lovato 2 months ago +96

    Strangely, I have friends that are very intelligent and educated that still think the lock downs were okay.

  • Al Wilk
    Al Wilk 2 months ago +44

    This was a real eye opener, thank you.

  • SirGalah4d
    SirGalah4d 2 months ago +7

    That was an informative discussion. Thank you gentlemen.

  • Carrie Sweeney
    Carrie Sweeney 2 months ago +29

    Love this Dr! Thank you so much for speaking out! You are THE VOICE OF REASON!!!

  • soapbxprod
    soapbxprod 2 months ago +61

    Thank you once again, Mr. Robinson and Dr. Bhattacharya. Hoover Institution is our last greatest hope for reason to prevail over superstition.

  • Julie Lumsden
    Julie Lumsden 2 months ago +15

    This discussion is the most sensible I’ve listened to in a very long time. Thankyou very much

  • desertskymike
    desertskymike 2 months ago +10

    Dr. Bhattacharya, thank you very much for all of your good work. And thank you Peter Robinson for all the intelligent discussion that you provide the public.

  • Nolie Abriol
    Nolie Abriol 2 months ago +25

    Thanks so much, i wish you are the head of the UN you have a lot of common sense, and a very caring person. My decision is not to be vaccinated. I think this is just crazy, when you are forcing the vaccines to the people. Gob Bless You Dr. B and Hoover.

  • david suycott
    david suycott 2 months ago +26

    Thank you Dr. J (now I have 2 idols named Dr. J), and Peter for a great interview. Broadcasting like this is so needed and important. ✌️

  • Water Gun
    Water Gun 2 months ago +36

    Thank you Peter and Dr Jay. Very important work.

  • Margaret Hess
    Margaret Hess 2 months ago +15

    What a gracious and enlightening interview. Thank you!

  • 2WheelsFinn
    2WheelsFinn 2 months ago +8

    Great video! Thanks for sharing your great knowledge Jay! Hero of these times.

  • Daniel Tochinskiy
    Daniel Tochinskiy 2 months ago +31

    Great interview, thank you !!

  • shayne smith
    shayne smith 2 months ago +103

    I have love for Dr Jay

  • DL
    DL 2 months ago +16

    Thank you for this fantastic discussion and insight. I hope justice will be done in the end and we’ll see those (like Hancock) that took away our freedoms and caused untold damage to ordinary peoples lives and health will be punished appropriately.