U.S. Presidential Election Outcome To Impact America’s Role As Global Leader, Domestic Public Health, Science Policies, Media Outlets Say

Bloomberg: The Future of U.S. Public Health Is on the Ballot
“When Americans finish voting on Tuesday, they will have chosen between two radically different options for public health. The rights and responsibilities of states and the federal government have preoccupied liberals and conservatives for decades. During the pandemic, President Donald Trump has left states to go their own ways on measures such as masks-wearing, social distancing, and restrictions on schools and businesses…” (Schoifet/Lauerman, 11/1).

CNN: America’s role as global leader all but died under Trump. The world was outgrowing it anyway
“…There have been clear signs over the past two decades, however, that Americans are tiring of taking on this role, while much of the world, equally, is cooling on the U.S. as its hegemon, and is eager to step into its shoes. Germany, for example, is pitching itself as a global health leader… (Dewan, 11/1).

Scientific American: Seven Ways the Election Will Shape the Future of Science, Health and the Environment
“When all the votes are cast and counted in this year’s momentous November 3 election, the results will have deep and potentially long-lasting impacts on numerous areas of society, including science. President Donald Trump and his challenger, former vice president Joe Biden, have presented vastly different visions for handling crucial issues — ranging from the deadly coronavirus pandemic to the damaging impacts of climate change and immigration policies…” (Thompson et al., 10/30).

STAT: Will Fauci have a job? Will the public regain trust in the FDA? 8 of the scientific institutions and traditions on the line on Tuesday
“It’s impossible to overstate the impact of Tuesday’s presidential election on the health and science landscape. … The divergent positions of President Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden on these issues may be central to the outcome of the election and will likely impact every element of the American medical and scientific worlds. Based on the candidates’ own words, interviews with officials in both camps as well as public health experts, STAT outlines eight traditions, institutions, and norms that are on the line in the election…” (Facher, 11/2).

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