On Coronavirus, Bypass the White House and Turn to the Experts

On Coronavirus, Bypass the White House and Turn to the Experts

a week ago
Anonymous $9CO2RSACsf

https://blogs.scientificamerican.com/observations/on-coronavirus-bypass-the-white-house-and-turn-to-the-experts/

In a crisis like the one we face now, one of the most important resources is trust. Communities need to pull together based on clear, reliable and honest information from experts. Unfortunately, that trust is undermined with every White House press event.

As of late March, the Centers for Disease Control’s last press conference was on March 9. For more than two weeks, the White House has seized control over communication around the novel coronavirus, leading to confusion and distraction when we need clarity, focus and unity.