Prof. Joel Hay: No Evidence That Social Distancing Has Worked #COVID19

KUSI News in San Diego Posted a 6.5 minute interview with Professor Joel Hay way back on April 22, 2020:

USC Professor Joel Hay joined Good Morning San Diego to discuss his stance on how to get people back to work.

Hay said that there is no proof that social distancing works for diseases like coronavirus. He backed up this point by saying we have been social distancing for over a month, and there are no signs that it is helping us contain the spread of the virus.


But, Hay says people with pre-existing conditions, elderly, etc. should isolate themselves. He doesn’t believe we need to isolate the young and healthy, as proven by Sweden.

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Los Angeles County officials disagree with the professor. Their lockdown continues for another three months.

From CBS News May 7, 2020:

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo said Wednesday that most new COVID-19 cases tracked by hospitals in the state over the past few days were among people who were predominantly at home and not working. They were also mostly among people 51 and older.

He said that even “with everything we’ve done” there were still 600 new coronavirus cases in New York yesterday, “either walking in the door to hospitals, or people who are in hospitals who are then diagnosed with COVID.”

Some of you will say, “Well, they just weren’t social distancing the right way.”

Fortunately for us in Arizona, Gov. Ducy started opening up our economy a few days ago, six weeks later than he should have.

Steve Parker, M.D.

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