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Public-Health Officials Have Trouble with the Truth with COVID-19

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Public-Health Officials Have Trouble with the Truth with COVID-19

New York Post January 23, 2022
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Rochelle Walensky, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention director, said "any mask is better than no mask" despite some studies proving otherwise.

Throughout the pandemic, public-health officials have omitted uncomfortable truths, made misleading statements and advanced demonstrably false assertions.

No doubt, officials and organizations promulgating them had a range of motivations — including honorable ones, such as wanting to encourage salutary choices. Yet the subsequent loss of institutional trust may result in harm that far outweighs any short-term policy objectives.

Consider some messages the field has promoted to the public over the last two years and their shaky relationship with the truth.

Continue reading the entire piece here at the New York Post

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Vinay Prasad is a hematologist-oncologist and associate professor of medicine at the University of California, San Francisco. Adapted from City Journal.

Photo by Shawn Thew-Pool/Getty Images

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