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Trump's fight over Covid-19 numbers shows how the hollowing out of expertise can be dangerous for American democracy

Rocco, Philip (2020) Trump's fight over Covid-19 numbers shows how the hollowing out of expertise can be dangerous for American democracy. USApp-American Politics and Policy Blog (06 Apr 2020). Blog Entry.

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Abstract

As in any emergency or disaster, institutional agreement over the statistics of the Covid-19 pandemic is incredibly important. During the crisis, President Trump has questioned federally requested research around the spread of the pandemic and the amount of equipment needed to tackle it. Philip Rocco writes on how Trump’s efforts to undermine a common understanding of the numbers around the crisis can be a threat to democracy itself.

Item Type: Online resource (Blog Entry)
Official URL: https://blogs.lse.ac.uk/usappblog/
Additional Information: © 2020 The Author
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: J Political Science > JK Political institutions (United States)
H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare. Criminology
R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine > RA0421 Public health. Hygiene. Preventive Medicine
Date Deposited: 13 May 2020 14:48
Last Modified: 02 Aug 2020 23:34
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/104388

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