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    Reflections on Trust and Covid 19: Do Politics, Medicine and the Environment need each other?Crossref
    The importance of trust in medical and political science in the context of the Covid-19 pandemic.
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    Reflections on Trust and Covid 19: Do Politics, Medicine and the Environment need each other?

     Alistair Cole (corresponding) ,  Frédéric Dutheil,  Julien Baker (2020)
    The short article is centered on how trust can be a valuable resource for developing cognate responses to the Covid 19 pandemic in the medical and social sciences. Politics and Medicine can learn from each other. Governments need to persuade individuals to adapt their behaviors, and such persuasion will be all the more convincing in that it is nested in social networks. Trust in government requires consistent (benevolent, performative and joined-up) explanations. The distinction between hard medical and soft social science blurs when patients/citizens are required to be active participants in combatting a pandemic virus.
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      10.14293/S2199-1006.1.SOR-SOCSCI.AQTLSW.v1.RGJFFU

      This work has been published open access under Creative Commons Attribution License CC BY 4.0, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited. Conditions, terms of use and publishing policy can be found at www.scienceopen.com.

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      A very well resourced and articulated article about the connection between medical and political sciences and trust in multiple levels. 

      Perhaps an example of how trust and confidence in the government defines heavily the level of cooperation of the general public with the Covid-19 measures would make the trust, confidence, cooperation model more understandable. 

      Or, perhaps the authors could also mention how the politicians in many countries involve medical experts to the announcement of the infections, deaths, measures. It looks like the medical experts are more trustful than the politicians. Facts and measures announced by medical experts are taken more seriously by the general public. 

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      All agreed and name changed

      2020-07-18 21:03 UTC
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      I am an author on here. I agree with previous comments and my name should include my middle initial; Julien S Baker

      2020-07-02 02:14 UTC
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      Middle initial included in the authors list. 

       

      2020-07-02 11:02 UTC

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