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Shouldn’t Government Just "Follow the Science"?

Ben Bayer, Gregory Salmieri

Presented at: New Ideal Live

Date: May 13, 2020

Several governors have announced that they will lift lockdown orders using to the advice they receive from scientists and doctors. But even though scientific knowledge is obviously relevant to a government’s response to a pandemic, can it offer policy guidance all by itself? In a recent episode of New Ideal Live, Ben Bayer and Gregory Salmieri discuss this very question: “Should government just ‘follow the science’?”

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