Macnamara Posted December 13, 2020 Share Posted December 13, 2020 6 hours ago, Free_your_mind said: A virus is not political, it is part of nature. Yes, it can politicised, but that's no reason not to believe in its existence. The virus is being studied by thousands of scientists around the world. The scientists aren't in power so I don't know why he has linked the two in his opening lines. Scientists are just people doing a job. And from personal experience, quite smart people. The following is a passage from the british medical journal in which they are warning that science has been corrupted by money in this current covid pseudo pandemic. They are warning about the existence of a 'medical-political complex' 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 When good science is suppressed by the medical-political complex, people die Politicians and governments are suppressing science. They do so in the public interest, they say, to accelerate availability of diagnostics and treatments. They do so to support innovation, to bring products to market at unprecedented speed. Both of these reasons are partly plausible; the greatest deceptions are founded in a grain of truth. But the underlying behaviour is troubling. Science is being suppressed for political and financial gain. Covid-19 has unleashed state corruption on a grand scale, and it is harmful to public health.1 Politicians and industry are responsible for this opportunistic embezzlement. So too are scientists and health experts. The pandemic has revealed how the medical-political complex can be manipulated in an emergency—a time when it is even more important to safeguard science. The UK’s pandemic response provides at least four examples of suppression of science or scientists. https://www.bmj.com/content/371/bmj.m4425 The crisis of science Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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