Jay Bhattacharya is a unique figure. He has both an MD and laurels in economics. Bhattacharya argues that public health considerations like hospital overwhelm aren't the only considerations when considering any pandemic policy. One also has to consider the effects on the social and economic health of a people.

Bhattacharya sits down with Megan Kelly in this video where he cautions people to use healthy skepticism when it comes to media accounts and scary numbers, including hospitalization overwhelm.