Jon Guze

Senior Fellow, Legal Studies

Posts by Jon Guze (page 5)

  • “The mystery is over”

    That’s what author Scott Dawson claims in a new book called The Lost Colony and Hatteras Island. According to Dawson, the English colonists who settled the so-called Lost Colony were “never lost,” they simply “went to live with their native friends — the Croatoans of Hatteras.” From…
    Jon Guze, August 18, 2020
  • Harvard Epidemiologist Says FDA Is Blocking a Breakthrough COVID-19 Strategy

    In a recent article in the Harvard Gazette, Michal Mina (assistant professor of epidemiology at Harvard’s T.H. Chan School of Public Health and Brigham and Women’s Hospital) explains why cheap, daily, do-it-yourself tests could be “as effective as a vaccine at interrupting coronavirus transmission.” He says a strategy based on…
    Jon Guze, August 15, 2020
  • DOJ Finds Yale in Violation of the Civil Rights Act

    In a letter sent today, the United States Department of Justice notified Yale University that it had “violated, and is continuing to violate, Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 … by discriminating on the basis of race and national origin … in its undergraduate admissions.” In…
    Jon Guze, August 13, 2020
  • It’s Time to Reopen the Schools!

    A recent report by the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control makes that very clear. Here are the report’s “key messages” (emphasis added): A small proportion (<5%) of overall COVID-19 cases reported in the EU/EEA and the UK are among children (those aged 18 years and under). When…
    Jon Guze, August 10, 2020
  • “I don’t think there’s been a more politicised and controversial medicine than hydroxychloroquine.”

    So says Prof. Nick White, one of the scientists involved in a large-scale hydroxychloroquine trial organized by England’s Oxford University. A recent BBC article describes how politically motivated opposition and online misinformation has put the trial in jeopardy: A trial investigating the drug hydroxychloroquine as a preventative…
    Jon Guze, August 8, 2020
  • “There is no world in which the Constitution permits Nevada to favor Caesars Palace over Calvary Chapel.”

    That’s the closing line in Justice Gorsuch’s dissent in CALVARY CHAPEL DAYTON VALLEY v. STEVE SISOLAK, GOVERNOR OF NEVADA. Calvery Chapel had requested a preliminary injuction against an executive order issued by Governor Sisolak that permits many businesses, including movie theaters and casinos, to operate at half capacity—which can…
    Jon Guze, July 25, 2020
  • I don’t know if Harvey Risch is right about hydroxychloroquine…

    But I think he’s definitely right about the politicization of medicine. Harvey Risch, who’s a Professor of Epidemiology at Yale’s School of Public Health, published an opinion piece yesterday called, “The Key to Defeating COVID-19 Already Exists. We Need to Start Using It.” Here are some excerpts:…
    Jon Guze, July 24, 2020
  • More Thoughts on the Futility of Lockdowns

    In “Statewide lockdowns unnecessarily divide, divert us from task at hand,” I called attention to statistical evidence indicating that: (1) most people who were willing and able to practice social distancing had already started doing it before any lockdowns were put in place and (2) most people who were unwilling…
    Jon Guze, July 13, 2020