COVID-19: Science Versus Politics

Sep 17, 2020 - 09:00am

NEHA President Sandra Long

The struggle between science and politics is not new. The two have historically faced off numerous times for various reasons. As environmental health professionals, we look to science to guide our professional decisions. At times, those of us who use science as a basis for our work can feel under attack by politicians who deny the science (e.g., climate change is not real) and refuse the advice or information provided by educated and reputable scientists. The goal of science is to search for more information to better understand the world around us and how we interact with it. President Long explores this struggle in this month’s column and emphasizes the importance of the environmental health profession in decision-making processes.

 

Read the President's Message in Full

COVID-19: SCIENCE VERSUS POLITICS (PDF)

 

October 2020 issue of the Journal of Environmental Health (JEH)
Journal of Environmental Health
October 2020
Volume 83, Number 3

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