Do You Have Confidence in the Scientific Community?  What’s Bedford Thinking

January 31, 2022

I remember there was an old song on MTV She Blinded Me With Science by Thomas DolbyIt occurs to me that we all have learned a lot of science since the pandemic has started.  Who could have imagined three years ago that we would know so much about epidemiology,  immunology, immunocompromised,  airborne vs droplet transmission, mRNA, the difference between Emergency Use Authorization and Approval, etc.    

Much like Monday morning quarterbacking after a football game, people seem to have opinions on things they knew nothing about a short time ago.   One’s faith in science and the scientific community in general has been questioned like never before.  

So What’s Bedford Thinking?  Since the start of the pandemic has your confidence  in the scientific community gone up? Gone down? Or stayed the same?

Ready to be counted? Vote in the poll until noon next Saturday. You’ll find the poll in the right-hand column on The Citizen’s main page, or by scrolling to the bottom of your phone or tablet

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February 1, 2022 5:06 am

Hello Gene- this survey question is misleading. Rather than question our faith in the scientific community that has provided vaccines, therapeutics and studies on the COVID endemic, it would be better to pose the question on our confidence in the media and government that translates these accomplishments into policy and sound bites.

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