A Lack of Trust in Science — National Structural Issues Exposed by Covid-19 Series, Part 1

The Covid-19 pandemic has exposed unsustainable ideas and practices, complete economic structures build on poor and ill-thought foundations. Across a short series of articles I’m going to examine these issues. Here is part one.

One of the first structural issues exposed by Covid-19 is a broad lack of trust in science. We’ve seen this over and over again in so many ways, first with climate change and now with the Covid-19 pandemic. At least it is something that scientists are widely aware of and much discussion has occurred on it, such as in this workshop proceedings from the National Academies of Science, Engineering and Medicine.

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