Where Has all the Science Gone?

A short quiz:

Who do the majority of Americans trust for accurate information about Covid-19?

  • The president of the United States
  • Government  scientists

At the peak of the Covid-19 pandemic who is providing the American public with daily briefings?

  • The president of the United States
  • Government scientists

As states start reopening, who is providing guidelines for them to follow?

  • The president of the United States
  • Government scientists

In the past, who did the public depend on to tell us what’s true; when it was a matter of public safety — of life and death? Whether it be a weather forecast of a coming storm, the threat of a contagious disease, or the risk of sea-level rise in our communities.

  • The president of the United States
  • Government scientists
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“The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is the leading national public health institute of the United States. Its main goal is to protect public health and safety through the control and prevention of disease, injury, and disability in the US and internationally.” – Wikipedia

Why don’t we have a daily briefing from the CDC?  We did during previous threats to public safety!   

Who appointed the new director of the CDC?

  • The president of the United States
  • Government scientists

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