COVID-19 Protester Rights, Conspiracy Theorists and Psychology

with bioethicist, & New York University professor, Art Caplan and University of Delaware professor Joanne Miller

790 KABC, June 14, 2020

The explosive philosophical debate pitting social justice vs. social distance continues to rage on, and Alan and Kerri Kasem jumped into the fray with an exclusive interview with world-renowned bioethicist, and New York University professor, Art Caplan. The table was set to talk about hotbed issues such as whether protestors should waive their rights to medical treatment should they contract COVID-19, as they willingly marched in public risking exposure to coronavirus, to what duties, if any, individuals have to make concerted efforts to not spread the virus to others, especially to those who might be physically compromised, to whether there ought to be limitations on free speech for anti-vaxxers, or others whose positions may lead to harmful public consequences.  And, that is just scratching the ethical surface of the Gurvey’s Law discussion! Then, the program shifts gears into the direction of conspiracy theorists and psychology. Joining the discussion was University of Delaware professor Joanne Miller, to talk about why conspiracy theories and those prescribing to the theories have become so popular in the COVID-19 era. Professor Miller explained her research on the issue and the psychology behind it all, as Professor Caplan weighed in on the ethical undertones. Don't miss Gurvey's Law on Sundays at 5 p.m. PST and 8 p.m. EST on KABC-AM 790 TalkRadio and streaming live on and Alexa!