Politicians can't just "follow the science" (whatever that means when science gives varying answers)

in #politics2 years ago

https://ricochet.com/807764/a-speech-by-dr-jay/

Good point by Stanford's esteemed Professor of Medicine Dr. Jay Bhattacharya. The scientific process yields knowledge that informs the cost benefit analyses and policy decisions made by elected leaders. A simplistic "follow the science" doesn't cut it. Almost every issue studied by scientists has caveats and limitations. It is a tool, not a solution set.