COVID-19: How Much Control Should Public Health Experts Have?

Why you shouldn’t listen only to public health experts that the media deem essential...

Our media and most celebrities have wholeheartedly decided to place all their trust in public health experts. They’re eager to hand over control of the economy to physicians and public health experts. This is the same media that obsesses over diversity of race, gender, sexuality and every other potential facet of a person’s identity but which is apparently averse to the diversity of expertise in times like these.

However, as both a hospital administration professional and a student of economics, I have concerns about handing complete control over to “the experts” due to the constrained nature of their expertise.

Let me explain why.

A March Gallup poll found that the majority of Americans disapprove of the media's handling of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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