Open to Debate: What is the role of experts during a pandemic?

by Canada 2020. Posted October 12, 2021


Managing the pandemic has required a delicate balance of expert guidance and government decision making. While experts provide knowledge essential for deciding what we should do and how we should do it, politicians are ultimately accountable to the public for the policies, laws, and programs they adopt. So, what is the role of experts during a pandemic?

On this episode of Open to Debate, David Moscrop talks with David Fisman, professor of epidemiology at the University of Toronto’s Dalla Lana School of Public Health.