“Follow the science” is the latest fashionable directive that has been repeated all over the media for more than a year. This mantra makes clear that following the status quo ‘science’ implies immediate acceptance to the club of educated, decent, and intelligent human beings. This media strategy has prevented people from questioning and engaging in an informed debate that could challenge the media’s assertions. This constitutes a form of veiled but very real censorship, a clear attack on the much-touted freedom of speech. If the media dictates what ‘the science’ is while forbidding any questioning, can this be science? If…

Helena Dearnell

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