How Trump damaged science — and why it could take decades to recover

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Media Type: News / Op - Ed

Date of Publication: October 5

Year of Publication: 2020

Publication City: Berlin, Germany; London, UK

Publisher: Springer Nature Limited

Author(s): Jeff Tollefson

Journal: Nature

Volume: 586

Pages: 190-194

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The US president’s actions have exacerbated the pandemic that has killed more than 200,000 people in the United States, rolled back environmental and public-health regulations and undermined science and scientific institutions. Some of the harm could be permanent.

People packed in by the thousands, many dressed in red, white and blue and carrying signs reading “Four more years” and “Make America Great Again”. They came out during a global pandemic to make a statement, and that’s precisely why they assembled shoulder-to-shoulder without masks in a windowless warehouse, creating an ideal environment for the coronavirus to spread.

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