The Covid blame game could destroy trust in science

Source: spiked
by Norman Lewis

“The one real success of the Covid pandemic has been the vaccination programme. Vaccinations are a triumph of science and expertise, government and commercial foresight, risk-taking and, above all else, mass consent and cooperation. Contrast this with the unseemly scramble of politicians and scientists to rewrite their roles in the Covid crisis to avoid being held responsible for any errors. … As all other forms of authority have diminished over the past century, science has become the last bastion of authority in Western society. The critical controversies of our times continually appeal to the authority of science. But this only belies the lack of authority elsewhere in society. What happens when even that prop goes?” (06/03/21)