Respected scientific journals publicly oppose Trump


ISLAMABAD, October 21 (online): In an unprecedented move, a number of high profile scientific and medical journals have declared their opposition to President Donald Trump in the upcoming 2020 election. In this article, we take a look at their reasoning.
Historically, journals of this ilk rarely dip their toes into the political world, but, in this most unusual year, they have made an exception.
The editors of NEJM explain how the U.S. leads the world in terms of both COVID-19 cases and deaths, summarizing, “In general, not only have many democracies done better than the U.S., but they have also outperformed us by orders of magnitude.”
The authors then ask why the U.S. has “handled this pandemic so badly.” Despite “tremendous manufacturing capacity [and] a biomedical research system that is the envy of the world,” the U.S. has experienced the full force of SARS-CoV-2.
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