Public Health v. Political Beliefs

May 18, 2020

For many people who hold opinions on matters involving health and science that differ from the scientific consensus, their views often turn more on political and social beliefs than on hard evidence at hand, a philosopher argued in Issues a while ago. COVID-19 is proving no exception, with some groups citing concerns about individual freedom and privacy to argue against large-scale testing that experts say is crucial to reopening the economy, and others vowing to never get a vaccine when one emerges, citing distrust of government and the medical community.

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