Hmmm…seems like the “auto-link and preview” stuff isn’t working anymore.
Anyway, what interests me about that story is how it puts lie to the idea that institutions like the CDC pursue a sort of metaphysically pure, rationalist, “science based” policy. Just consider the ivermectin stuff.
I’d argue that such a thing is impossible. The idea that science can guide any policy argument, independent of the moral (or even practical) assumptions that underlie it, is simply wrong.