Science and politics in times of crisis: reflecting on the management of COVID-19

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15/12/2020 @ 18:00 19:30 CET

The Covid-19 pandemic has been characterized not only by its great economic and social costs, but also by how different the measures adopted in the face of the crisis have been. From home confinements to curfews, many of the decisions have had a great cost on the population. Consequently, many inhabitants have questioned their effectiveness and scientific basis.

In the Rafael del Pino Club of Scientists, we want to promote social commitment in the different scientific fields. In this context, we would like to reflect on the role that science has played in the management of the pandemic and, more broadly, on the role of scientific advice in political decision-making.

Therefore, we would like to reflect on the following questions:

  • Have scientists been listened to enough during the management of the pandemic?
  • In the era of social networks and misinformation, how can scientific communication be improved in times of crisis?
  • How can collaboration between scientists and politicians be improved in the development of public policies?
  • How should one govern in a changing and uncertain scenario? What to do when the evidence is inconclusive?
  • What lessons should we learn for the future?

For this, we will have three speakers specialized in epidemiology, in the development of public policies, and in scientific advice: Dr.  Manuel Franco Tejero, Dr. Ignacio Molina, and Dr. Eloisa del Pino, respectively.