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So sick of this attitude where people all blame each other for the rise in coronavirus cases. Meanwhile it would have been the easiest thing in the world for @BBC to commission and run a series of programmes on the science of the virus and transmission, on public health
Interventions, on vaccines and how they are made and work, on viruses and what they are, on scientific unknowns, on the disputes between different schools of thought on how we should respond backed up with scientific understanding, on the history of epidemics. Instead zilch. Well
Not quite zilch. Instead we get BBC health correspondents like @NickTriggle writing pieces about why we shouldn’t rely on the best stats we have, parroting government lines, and establishing hard right talking points as though they are “news.” It is no wonder lots of people are
Confused and don’t understand what’s going on, why it’s happening, and what could be done about it: they haven’t been provided with any of the most basic information that they would need to make judgements. Instead we have a government that thinks the best solution to a public
Health crisis is to rely entirely on their own (waning) authority, and journalists who do their dirty work for them.
I mean it genuinely is astounding to me that we are 6 months in and there hasn’t been a basic BBC series like this. There are lots of public health experts, virologists, historians and sociologists of medicine, etc who would do a great job of it.
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