Science Examines How Biden Presidency Could Impact Science-Related Policy

Science: A Biden presidency could have a ‘remarkable’ impact on science policy — but also face hurdles
“If former Vice President Joe Biden wins the presidential election, he will face high expectations from the U.S. scientific community. Its members will be counting on him to bring science and leadership to the fight against COVID-19 while reversing a host of moves by President Donald Trump that many researchers regard as disastrous. A President Biden will have vast authority to move quickly to undo many Trump policies. But he could be hampered by forces beyond his control, including which party controls the Senate, the ideological complexion of the courts, and — when it comes to fighting COVID-19 — the progress of science itself. Here’s a look at some science-related actions Biden will likely pursue, and how quickly he might be able to accomplish them…” (Malakoff, 10/15).

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