Has politics corrupted science during the COVID-19 pandemic?

The Coronavirus pandemic has brought out the best in many people. Acts of selflessness became the norm rather than an exception. Altruistic acts abound at all levels of Society.

Overall, Society has made and is still making sacrifices for the benefit of the Vulnerable.

Appearances do matter during an pandemic. Leaders and People in Power are obliged to show that things are under control (or atleast give the impression that things are under control ) so as to prevent mass panic.

But politics seems to have gone beyond that and seems to have corrupted the science.

BMJ has courageously published a strongly worded editorial.

Read it and make your views known through the rapid response section of the Journal.

Covid-19: politicisation, “corruption,” and suppression of science.
BMJ 2020; 371 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.m4425 (Published 13 November 2020)
Cite this as: BMJ 2020;371:m4425

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