‘Trust the science’ is the mantra of the Covid crisis – but what about human fallibility?

Science is the only method we have of understanding the world, making predictions, and rationally adapting our own behaviourFollow our Covid live blog for the latest updatesRestrictions:NSW;Vic;Qld;SA;WA and NT;border restrictionsHotspots:NSW map;Vic list;Qld;WAVaccine rollout tracker;get our free news app;get our morning email briefingAnyone else nostalgic for a time when we didn ’t know the names of the nation’s chief health officers? Or when it would have been slightly ludicrous to declare, as a friend of mine did the other day, that they had a “favourite epidemiologist” among the bevy who are regularly on television?Marylouise McLaws was my friend ’s favourite. Catherine Bennett, on the other hand, was regarded as too willing to take risks.Continue reading...
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