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As in any emergency or disaster, institutional agreement over the statistics of the Covid-19 pandemic is incredibly important. During the crisis, President Trump has questioned federally requested research around the spread of the pandemic and the amount of equipment needed to tackle it. Philip Rocco writes on how Trump’s efforts to undermine a common understanding of the numbers around the crisis can be a threat to democracy itself.
Rocco, Philip B., "Trump’s Fight Over Covid-19 Numbers Shows How the Hollowing Out of Expertise Can Be Dangerous for American Democracy" (2020). Political Science Faculty Research and Publications. 94.
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