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(USA Today)   Scientists outraged that politics has interfered with their job   ( divider line
    More: Obvious, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, basic national public health report, Health care, Medicine, Health economics, Dr. William Schaffner, Epidemiology, publication of a report  
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2020-09-14 11:05:08 AM  
They've meddled in justice and science.

They'll be in your religion soon enough.

2020-09-14 2:10:18 PM  
Not news, politicians annoyed that scientists are still telling them how to do their jobs, will continue policy of ignoring scientists.
2020-09-14 2:10:29 PM  
I look forward to USA today's followup to the request, which will certainly include the requested communications.

"1. All communications sent or received by Director Redfield regarding Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Reports;
2. All communications sent or received by Secretary Azar, Michael Caputo, Brad Traverse, or Paul Alexander related to:
a. Any Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report or other CDC report;
b. Any public health guidance, recommendations, or reports related to the coronavirus;
c. The number of coronavirus deaths or infections in the United States;
d. The impact of the coronavirus on children; or
e. Hydroxychloroquine.
3. All documents and communications related to any effort by HHS political appointees to review, revise, edit, delay, or prohibit publication of any Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report or other CDC report, recommendation, or guidance related to the coronavirus."
2020-09-14 2:26:41 PM  
Are people under the misimpression that politics hasn't been screwing around with science for many years?
2020-09-14 2:50:37 PM  
Worse, if scientists complain about political interference in their work, they are blamed for "politicizing" the issue.  Like Michael Caputo just did, the guy who TFA notes was meddling in the CDC.
2020-09-14 3:01:28 PM  
If anyone is listening to politicians for medical or scientific information, they deserve to get the worst information.

edmo: They've meddled in justice and science.

They'll be in your religion soon enough.


Science is my religion, so they're already in it. I vote every election, never does any good. It's always some high spending, big government, power hungry left/right candidate that wins.
2020-09-14 3:16:31 PM  
"blah blah don't talk about religion or politics when you teach ethics in bioscience"

"Don't leave your office, reporters are on campus today"

"Don't ever use the phrase 'sure it kills mice, but what about antivaxxers' in a talk about P2V."

I used to have a sign that said "be back by x:xx, participating in the mouse Apocalypse".  But I can't use that either.
2020-09-14 3:43:40 PM  
Turns out he was way ahead of his time.

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2020-09-14 4:28:46 PM  
Scientists have been learning to do porn and begging instead of applying for grants from anything resembling government.
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