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Why it’s wrong to expect science to provide rapid, definitive answers about Covid-19

Demircioglu, Zubeyde (2020) Why it’s wrong to expect science to provide rapid, definitive answers about Covid-19. LSE European Politics and Policy (EUROPP) blog (07 Aug 2020). Blog Entry.

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Abstract

People are keen to find out about the latest scientific work on the pandemic – but they do not always understand that research is a slow process and the findings can only be provisional. Zubeyde Demircioğlu says public frustration will lead to distrust and a surge in conspiracy theories unless scientists are clear that, at this early stage, much remains uncertain.

Item Type: Online resource (Blog Entry)
Official URL: https://blogs.lse.ac.uk/europpblog/
Additional Information: © 2020 The Author
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: J Political Science > JZ International relations
J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe)
R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine > RA0421 Public health. Hygiene. Preventive Medicine
H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare. Criminology
Date Deposited: 14 Sep 2020 14:06
Last Modified: 11 Sep 2021 23:03
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/106362

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