Dr. Aaron Kheriaty on the Rise of the Biomedical Security State: The Merger of Public Health, Surveillance Tech, and Policing Powers

April 11, 2022
1 hr 20 min
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Dr. Aaron Kheriaty on the Rise of the Biomedical Security State: The Merger of Public Health, Surveillance Tech, and Policing Powers

Dr. Aaron Kheriaty on the Rise of the Biomedical Security State: The Merger of Public Health, Surveillance Tech, and Policing Powers

April 11, 2022
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Sponsor special: Up to $1,500 of free silver on your first order for all American Thought Leaders listeners - Call 855-862-3377 or text “AMERICAN” to 6-5-5-3-2 “This welding of public health with digital technologies of surveillance and control and the police powers of the state allows for intrusions on our privacy, on our bodily autonomy that are unprecedented in history.” I sit down with psychiatrist and medical ethicist Dr. Aaron Kheriaty, chief of medical ethics at the Unity Project and fellow at the Ethics and Public Policy Center. He previously was a professor at UC Irvine and director of UCI Health’s Medical Ethics Program before he was fired for refusing vaccination. “I think this biomedical security state apparatus that has been put in place during the pandemic will remain in place and will be redeployed for other purposes,” says Kheriaty. We discuss egregious violations of medical ethics he’s seen over the course of this pandemic and the deadly consequences of these policies. Among working-age Americans, there’s been an unprecedented 40 percent rise in all-cause mortality—most of which is not due to COVID-19. “Something is going on that is producing catastrophically bad outcomes.”