Concerns grow over political pressure on coronavirus experts - Bio-Defense Network
Mar 2020

Concerns grow over political pressure on coronavirus experts

Niall Stanage of The Hill reports that many experts are worried that scientists and other key public health figures are facing increasing political pressure as the coronavirus crisis deepens. 

The near-daily press briefings at the White House have seen tense moments between President Trump and Dr. Anthony Fauci and Dr. Deborah Birx, the two main public faces of the crisis from the scientific community.

At the same time, recent comments Birx made in an interview with the Christian Broadcasting Network sparked concern among the left and beyond.

In the interview, Birx described Trump as “so attentive to the scientific literature and the details and the data.” The president’s “ability to analyze and integrate data that comes out of his long history in business has really been a real benefit,” she added.

Our take: Is there a way we can remove politics from the pandemic conversation? There shouldn’t be anything political about responding to COVID-19.

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