Aaron Kheriaty

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Aaron Kheriaty, MD, is a Fellow & Director of the Program in Bioethics and American Democracy at the Ethics and Public Policy Center. He is a physician specializing in psychiatry and author of three books, including most recently, The New Abnormal: The Rise of the Biomedical Security State (2022).

 

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Dr. Kheriaty also serves as Senior Scholar and Fellow at the Brownstone Institute, Senior Fellow at the Zephyr Institute, Chief of Medical Ethics at The Unity Project, Scholar at the Paul Ramsey Institute, Fellow at the National Catholic Bioethics Center, and he serves on the advisory board at the Simone Weil Center for Political Philosophy.

Dr. Kheriaty graduated from the University of Notre Dame in philosophy and pre-medical sciences, earned his MD degree from Georgetown University, and completed residency training in psychiatry at the University of California Irvine. For many years he was Professor of Psychiatry at UCI School of Medicine and Director of the Medical Ethics Program at UCI Health, where he chaired the ethics committee. He also chaired the ethics committee at the California Department of State Hospitals for several years.

Dr. Kheriaty has authored books and articles for professional and lay audiences on bioethics, public health, political theory, social science, psychiatry, philosophy, religion, and culture. His work has been published in the Wall Street Journal, the Washington Post, Newsweek, The Federalist, Compact, The New Atlantis, Public Discourse, City Journal, and First Things. He has conducted print, radio, and television interviews on bioethics topics with The New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, NBC, CBS, CNN, Fox, NPR, EWTN, and Epoch TV.

On matters of public policy and healthcare he has addressed the California Medical Association and has testified before the California Senate Health Committee and the United States Senate. Dr. Kheriaty has consulted on Covid related ethical issues during the pandemic for the University of California Office of the President, the County of Orange Healthcare Agency, and the California Department of Public Health.

You can follow him on Twitter at @akheriaty and subscribe to his newsletter at AaronKheriaty.Substack.com

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The Battle for Control of Your Mind

Aaron Kheriaty

These new digital surveillance and control mechanisms will be no less oppressive for being virtual rather than physical.

Articles

Brownstone Institute / April 29, 2022

The New Normal

Aaron Kheriaty

Lockdowns were not just an untested public health measure. They were a new paradigm of governance.

Articles

Substack / April 11, 2022

The Spectre of Asymptomatic Spread

Aaron Kheriaty

It would be hard to devise a better method than the widespread myth of asymptomatic spread combined with quarantining the healthy to destroy the fabric of society and to divide us.

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Substack / March 31, 2022

Where Is the Bio-Fascist State Headed?

Aaron Kheriaty

In these proposed laws we see the welding of public health, digital technologies, and the police powers of the state into an invasive model of surveillance and control.

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Substack / March 31, 2022

An Open Letter to HHS Secretary Becerra on Ending the Covid-19 Public Health “Emergency”

Ryan T. Anderson

Human flourishing requires both public health and individual liberty and an appropriate balance between these goods when they conflict. We know that human beings flourish in community; we are social by nature. As such, we should not be surprised that government Covid-19 regulations mandating school closures, lockdowns, masking, and vaccination have isolated us from our fellow citizens and imposed significant attendant harms. It is time to declare this emergency over and once again let people take responsibility for themselves.

Public Discourse / March 18, 2022

Nuremberg, 1947

Aaron Kheriaty

20th Century German medicine offers a cautionary tale that we do well not to forget.

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Substack / March 10, 2022

The Rising Biosecurity Surveillance Regime

Aaron Kheriaty

Continued compliance with manifestly unjust and often absurd mandates will not return us to a normal functioning society. Every good-faith or selfless act of compliance on the part of citizens has only resulted in more illogical pandemic “countermeasures” that further erode our civil liberties, harm our overall health, and undermine human flourishing.

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Theopolis / February 17, 2022

EPPC Scholars Submit Public Comment Opposing OSHA’s Unlawful Vaccine Mandate

Roger Severino

EPPC scholars Roger Severino, Rachel N. Morrison, Dr. David Gortler, and Dr. Aaron Kheriaty submitted a public comment opposing finalization of OSHA’s rule that would mandate COVID-19 vaccination in workplaces.

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Publications / January 20, 2022

INTERVIEW: Dr. Aaron Kheriaty Discusses COVID-19, Vaccine Mandates and His Dismissal From UC-Irvine

Aaron Kheriaty

EPPC Fellow Aaron Kheriaty, a Catholic psychiatrist and ethicist who was fired last month from the University of California-Irvine School of Medicine, explains why he made a principled stand in opposition to mandatory COVID-19 vaccinations.

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National Catholic Register / January 18, 2022

COVID Mandates Prevent Americans from Getting Back in the Game

Aaron Kheriaty

The same essential people who courageously worked on the frontlines defending us during COVID now face bullying from their peers and no support from the government of a country that was founded on freedom.

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Fox News / January 10, 2022

Farewell, University of California

Aaron Kheriaty

In August, Dr. Aaron Kheriaty challenged the UC vaccine mandate in federal court. On December 16, the University fired him for refusing the vaccine.

Articles

 

Japan’s Vaccination Policy: No Force, No Discrimination

Aaron Kheriaty

Other nations would do well to follow Japan’s lead with this balanced and ethical approach.

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Brownstone Institute / December 15, 2021