Trump’s shutdown tactics should remind health experts they need new tools to thrive in the post-expert era
Professor Sophie Harman from the School of Politics and International Relations at Queen Mary University of London has written an opinion piece for The Independent in which she argues that global health experts need new tools and political savvy to manage the post-expert world exemplifed by Trump's presidency.
Donald Trump must be loving the shutdown. Free to roam the White House grounds with barely a soul in sight. Fewer germs to be spread around. For Trump does not like germs; he doesn’t even like health workers who protect people from the spread of germs (“KEEP THEM OUT OF HERE”), and he wants to cut the budget of key agencies that monitor and control germs around the world.
He certainly does not want to be working with other states and “s***hole countries” to manage and respond to global health security threats.
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