Wish it were just the CDC and the feds. But the relationship between science and public interest is as weak as it can get anywhere else in the US. Academic institutions, the cradle of science, are turning a blind eye to it and going about business as usual. Not to mention the Ds…who trust health insurance companies more than science in discarding the idea of a universal health care for the people. Not to mention “media”…and on and on.
“…who trust health insurance companies more than science in discarding the idea of a universal healthcare for the people.”
Well to be fair, they are paid to do that…by the health insurance companies.
Given that the CDC is a wholly owned subsidiary of the pharmaceutical industry, it’s easy to understand why people are reluctant to trust the science. I trust the science.implicitly, the CDC “scientists” who manipulate data to achieve their desired results not at all. Profits are the CDC’s primary concern, not public health and safety.
I still find it hard to believe actual scientist at the CDC have not spoken more publicly about political interference from the start. Peoples lives are at stake and we are trusting people who are more concerned about their job security (looking at you Dr. Birx) than public health. Maddening to say the least!
CDC scientists and others who have clashed with the GOP propaganda machine are quickly “redeployed”. The GOP follows Josef Goebbels’ play book 100%.