ORIGINALLY AIRED MAY 18, 2020
Savage: “It came out over the weekend that lockdown came from bad data. Science itself is now in trouble. Science will never be the same after this pandemic. More and more educated people are questioning what science itself has become. The divisions and contradictory results and conflicting advice provided to governments is causing growing confusion and disarray within science community AND general public. Fatally flawed models. Institutional science is hemorrhaging trust.”
And here’s what YAHOO FINANCE had to say a week later (May 24):
The 2008 financial crisis led the public to discover the limits of economics. The Covid-19 pandemic risks having the same effect on scientists and medical doctors. Since the start of the outbreak, citizens have struggled to get clear answers to some basic questions. Consider masks, for example: The World Health Organization said early on that there was no point in encouraging healthy people to use them, but now most doctors agree that widespread mask-wearing is a good idea. There was also confusion around lockdowns: In the U.K., scientists argued for weeks over the merits of closing businesses and keeping people at home — a quarrel that may have cost the country lives. And now that the outbreak is fading in Italy, there is growing debate between the country’s public health experts and doctors over whether the virus has lost strength or remains just as deadly.
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