Public Trust in Science Shattered by Official Pandemic Response: Dr. Bhattacharya

Trust in science was severely impacted by the actions taken by health officials and scientists in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, a conference heard on Saturday. “Public trust has been shattered,” Dr. Jay Bhattacharya, a professor at the Stanford School of Medicine and a senior scholar the Brownstone Institute, said during an institute conference. That matters because science not only relies on public funding, but also public trust, or “people believing and using the products of science,” Bhattacharya said. Officials across the United States, acting on recommendations from some public health experts, imposed lockdowns in the spring of 2020 in response to the pandemic. Schools were ordered to close. Businesses deemed non-essential were forced to shut down. And tens of millions of Americans spent most of their time inside their homes in a bid to slow the spread of the virus that causes COVID-19. Studies have since indicated that the shutdowns were …

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