Science, politics, and public health

Science
23 October 2020 Vol 370, Issue 6515
http://www.sciencemag.org/current.dtl

Science, politics, and public health
By William Roper

 

Science23 Oct 2020 : 385
Summary
There is an idea on the part of scientists that politics is dirty, and a companion idea on the part of politicians that science, by its continual qualifications and revisions, is, if not irrelevant, then at least out of touch with the constraints of a democracy: What seems optimal from the perspective of science may be impossible to implement in the political arena.