Back Off, Man! I’m a scientist!

For the benefit of anyone who missed this priceless contribution to the debate over the CoronaScam:

NAS and NAM Presidents Alarmed By Political Interference in Science Amid Pandemic

 
As advisers to the nation on all matters of science, medicine, and public health, we are compelled to underscore the value of science-based decision-making at all levels of government.  Our nation is at a critical time in the course of the COVID-19 pandemic with important decisions ahead of us, especially concerning the efficacy and safety of vaccines.  Policymaking must be informed by the best available evidence without it being distorted, concealed, or otherwise deliberately miscommunicated.  We find ongoing reports and incidents of the politicization of science, particularly the overriding of evidence and advice from public health officials and derision of government scientists, to be alarming.  It undermines the credibility of public health agencies and the public’s confidence in them when we need it most.  Ending the pandemic will require decision-making that is not only based on science but also sufficiently transparent to ensure public trust in, and adherence to, sound public-health instructions.  Any efforts to discredit the best science and scientists threaten the health and welfare of us all.
 
Marcia McNutt
President, National Academy of Sciences

Victor J. Dzau
President, National Academy of Medicine

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9 thoughts on “Back Off, Man! I’m a scientist!”

  1. I’m a scientist.  I’ve worked for NIH.  I’ve done commercial human implantables, ophthalmic and endodontal. I know of no Federal-level health organization that is not a steaming vat of political debt appointments, incompetence, and corruption.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Long-Term_Capital_Management
    … MODELS!  If ANY model worked…Wall Street would work differently.  It doesn’t. Nobel Prize in Economics? “ACK! THBBFT!”

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  2. Gavin Longmuir: [quoting some swamp creatures]
    Policymaking must be informed by the best available evidence without it being distorted, concealed, or otherwise deliberately miscommunicated.  We find ongoing reports and incidents of the politicization of science…

    Ha! And who’s doing the politicization, I wonder. Another example of leftist projection.

    Ending the pandemic will require decision-making that is not only based on science but also sufficiently transparent to ensure public trust in, and adherence to, sound public-health instructions.

    Ending the pandemic hysteria requires that most people to come out from under their beds and face life, with all its joys and hazards. Those who wish to remain under their beds are welcome to do so as long as they don’t insist everyone else do the same.

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  3. Uncle Al:
    I know of no Federal-level health organization that is not a steaming vat of political debt appointments, incompetence, and corruption.

    You’re not suggesting that the federal government isn’t chock-full of the best and the brightest, are you?

    Top… men (and women).

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  4. rlorentzsays:

    Uncle Al:
    I know of no Federal-level health organization that is not a steaming vat of political debt appointments, incompetence, and corruption.

    You’re not suggesting that the federal government isn’t chock-full of the best and the brightest, are you?

    A high school classmate spent his career in the basement of the Pentagon as a one-man civilian think tank.  It is not clear that his remarkable advanced warning social issues record did more then annoy.  You live among them, you know them.  What could possibly be worse?  некультурный

    I believe in a more empirical approach. I have nicely  improved Ed’s Red.  Replace the middle kerosene with Liquid Wrench.  Replace acetone (hygroscopic, volatile) with methyl isobutyl ketone.  Nice.

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  5. John Derbyshire has a fine rant in this week’s Radio Derb about Political Science, prompted by Scientific American’s endorsement (first in 175 years of publication) of Slow Joe.

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  6. John Walker:
    John Derbyshire has a fine rant in this week’s Radio Derb about Political Science, prompted by Scientific American’s endorsement (first in 175 years of publication) of Slow Joe.

    Shouldn’t Scientific American just fold ?  Science is white.

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  7. MJBubba says:

    Shouldn’t Scientific American just fold ?  Science is white.

    It’s worse than that!  The really hot science is Jewish, now shaded to East Asian.   If only a certain mono-balled German had been allowed to purify White thought, we’d now be ugly much in the same DemSoc…but with much better people.

    soc

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  8. Ha! If there is one place that politics takes precedence it is academia. Marcia McNutt and Victor J Dzau got their jobs through politics and they would lose their jobs through politics. The best of science was into eugenics and lobotomies not that long again. The science was settled then.

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  9. Not so fast, SA endorses Biden, right? Doesn’t SA stand for a para-military organization like Antifa? It is not the first time they have backed a socialist.

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