Democracy Matters - Episode 110: The tensions between expertise and democracy: An interview with Dr. Anthony Fauci


SUMMARY: It seemed like in the first month of the pandemic that the nation could come together for the public good - we could “stay in and stay safe” and that we could put aside partisanship for the sake of public health and safety. As tensions rose with some of the pandemic restrictions and economic pressures alongside, various fault lines appeared across the country. Some of the most significant divides revealed tensions between public health guidance and political voices. In this episode, we talk with Dr. Anthony Fauci about the tensions between expertise and democratic decision-making during the pandemic, and his advice for navigating apathy and misinformation during the next major public health crisis.

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Published: Thursday, July 27, 2023

Last Updated: Tuesday, February 20, 2024

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